Van Gaal Sacked As Manchester United Manager; Mourinho on Standby


After all the speculations, Manchester United Coach, Louis Van Gaal has eventually been sacked as the coach of the club. Van Gaal was informed of his dismissal on Monday by the executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward at the club’s training ground.

More so, rumours of Former Chelsea coach, Jose Mourinho, becoming the new United coach have turned out to be true as the Portuguese coach is set to replace the Dutchman.

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According to reports, the ex-Chelsea coach’s agent, Jorge Mendes, will be flying in this week to finalise the deal. He is said to have agreed to the terms of the club. The club is yet to reveal a statement on his Van Gaal’s dismissal as well as Ryan Giggs’ future at the club.

Former Chelsea Coach Jose Mourinho set to replace Van Gaal
Former Chelsea Coach Jose Mourinho set to replace Van Gaal

After two discouraging years at United, Van Gaal had stopped seeing himself as part of the club’s future having ruined countless opportunities of grabbing a league title. Man United finished fifth this Premier league season, having scored just 49 goals, hence missing out on Champions League qualification.

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Notwithstanding United’s FA Cup victory (a title they haven’t won since 2004) barely 2 days ago, the club still maintains it stand on letting the 64-year-old go. With Van Gaal packing his bags at United, Mourinho is understood to have already agreed a deal to succeed his former mentor at Barcelona. It is rumoured his appointment would be announced this Tuesday.

Jose Mourinho was sacked by Chealsea FC in December 2015, seven months after he led them the the Premier League title. There have been speculations of him becoming the next Man U coach including a report from an undisclosed source about a supposed conversation with United.

Set to have one of the best coaches around, United hopes to finally bag a league title, since Alex Ferguson’s departure.