Manchester United have relieved Van Gaal from his duties as a Manchester United coach barely few days after winning the FA cup against Crystal Palace.
The Dutchman’s time at Old Trafford was overshadowed by poor performance and the standard of play which was quiet different from that of their former tactician, Alex Ferguson.
Louis Van Gaal came to Old Trafford in 2014 taking over the reigns from the then fired coach, David Moyes.
During his first season at Old Trafford, the soft spoken Dutch guided the club to a fourth position. Despite holding the fourth position, Van Gaal’s troops failed to reach the Champions League quarter finals which the club exited in group stages.
The 2015-2016 season was no different from the previous one when the team played poorly and fans were always bemused with the Red Devils’ display of football. This poor performance saw the team finishing fifth in the Barclay’s Premier League, once again missing out on UEFA Champions League.
Since Sir Alex Ferguson left Manchester United during the season of 2012-2013, the team has failed to finish in top three and they even failed to defend their trophy which they won in that season with their long serving tactician, Alex Ferguson.
Announcing his departure, United Executive Vice Chairman, Ed Woodward thanked Van Gaal for the time he had spent with the team.
“I would like to thank Louis Van Gaal and his staff for their excellent and dedicated work during the past two years they have spent at Old Trafford. We appreciate him for giving us a 12th FA title”, said Ed.
According to sources in England, they say Jose Mourinho will take over the reigns from the 64 years old Dutchman. The appointment of Mourinho popularly known as “Mr Special One” is expected to be confirmed soon after the Portuguese meet Senior United officials.
The special has been on holiday since he was sacked by his former employees, Chelsea in December last year.