Louis van Gaal sacked by Man United, Mourinho to take over?

Manchester United have sacked Dutch manager Louis van Gaal and his staff members, according widespread reports in the UK.

Despite leading Man United to the FA Cup title last weekend, Van Gaal’s inability to get United into the Champions League as well as the team’s poor performances on the pitch seems to have taken a toll on his managerial future.

The Dutchman drove into Carrington this morning, where he was informed of the decision by Ed Woodward. An employment lawyer from the League Managers Association (LMA) was also present to help sort out the necessary details with regards to the severance package.

While there has been no official confirmation from the club as of now, it’s understood that Van Gaal will be handed a 5 million pounds package, including 400k pounds for helping United lift their 12th FA Cup title over the weekend.

With Van Gaal leaving United, focus will immediately shift to Jose Mourinho, who is reportedly close to becoming their next manager. His agent, Jorge Mendes is scheduled to have talks with Ed Woodward and his team tomorrow, where important details regarding Mourinho’s contract will be ironed out, before an official announcement is made.

More to come…

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