Manchester United failed to secure Champions League football for the second time in three seasons. The performance of the Old Trafford club has been heavily criticized by fans and critics alike and questions have been raised regarding the future of the Red Devils coach Louis Van Gaal. However, will Van Gaal resign from his position as the Manchester United manager? The Dutchman revealed his plans for his future at the Theater of Dreams.
The 64-year-old is not thinking of resignation anytime soon and is confident of staying as the Manchester United manager for his final year of his three-year contract. Questions regarding his reigns were raised since last December when United had a miserable month with four consecutive losses. That along with regular poor quality football from the team has led to the fan base losing trust in the Dutchman.
“I can only say I have a contract of three years and I want to fulfill that. The transition period is not over yet. I am still the manager” Van Gaal said at the post-match press conference after his Manchester United side defeated AFC Bournemouth 3-1 in their final Premier League fixture of the season.
Meanwhile, reports have started to strongly link former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to the Old Trafford manager’s position. Recent news stated that the Old Trafford hierarchy has told Mourinho that he will become the next United manager. However, this will only happen if Van Gaal leaves, according to Sky Sports.
If the Dutchman’s recent statements are any indication, he is not looking to leave the manager’s position. The only way Manchester United will be able to let Van Gaal go is by sacking him.
There is another scenario which the fans are predicting might happen. Manchester United is due to face Crystal Palace at Wembley in the FA Cup final. If the Red Devils manage to win the trophy, Van Gaal might leave his position with a mutual consent.
However, nothing of such has been officially confirmed yet. Manchester United fans have to wait for some more time to know who among Van Gaal or Mourinho will lead their club forward next season.
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