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Louis van Gaal: Manchester United sack manager

 

Louis van Gaal has been sacked as manager of Manchester United, with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho set to be named as his replacement.

 

Van Gaal, 64, leaves after two years of a three-year contract and is currently discussing severance terms.

 

The former Netherlands boss is believed to earn around £6.4m a year.

 

Mourinho's appointment is expected to be confirmed after the 53-year-old Portuguese meets with senior United officials on Tuesday.

 

It is not yet certain what future Ryan Giggs, Van Gaal's assistant, has at Old Trafford or what will happen to the rest of the coaching team.

 

BBC Sport reported on Saturday that United's FA Cup win over Crystal Palace would be Van Gaal's last game in charge.

 

He arrived at Manchester United's training ground at 0845 BST on Monday.

 

Forty-five minutes later, League Managers Association lawyer Paul Gilroy QC also drove into Carrington.

 

Gilroy is the same employment barrister who acted for David Moyes when he was sacked as manager by United in 2014.

 

Gilroy arrived around 0930 and was initially refused entry.

 

He returned approximately 15 minutes later and was allowed in, refusing to answer questions about the reason for his presence.

 

According to his profile page on the Nine St John Street Chambers website, Gilroy has advised and acted for a number of football clients.

Source and full article: BBC Sport

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Whilst United probably felt they needed to sack LvG, football had become woefully stale last season, it was a shame that it ended that way it did for him. 

 

The way that Moyes was sacked was dealt with poorly and they didn't learn this time either. It would have been nice to LvG to have either known well in advance or after the Final. It was probably worse that he found out after he'd just won the cup. 

 

I look forward to seeing what happens with United and Mourinho, but also worry. LvG was good because he took a chance with youth players which may not happen under Mourinho. There are already rumours that Ibrahimovic will be the first player into United under him.

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21 minutes ago, dipsylalapo said:

Whilst United probably felt they needed to sack LvG, football had become woefully stale last season, it was a shame that it ended that way it did for him. 

 

The way that Moyes was sacked was dealt with poorly and they didn't learn this time either. It would have been nice to LvG to have either known well in advance or after the Final. It was probably worse that he found out after he'd just won the cup. 

 

I look forward to seeing what happens with United and Mourinho, but also worry. LvG was good because he took a chance with youth players which may not happen under Mourinho. There are already rumours that Ibrahimovic will be the first player into United under him.

Totally agree, they need to nurture their young talent like Alex Ferguson did, it might take a few seasons for them to mature but it would be worth it rather than buying older players to try and get short term success.

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10 minutes ago, Tomo said:

Totally agree, they need to nurture their young talent like Alex Ferguson did, it might take a few seasons for them to mature but it would be worth it rather than buying older players to try and get short term success.

And that's part of the problem...in this day and age, clubs won't/can't wait a few seasons for success and it needs to be immediate. With Wenger the exception, I don't think that any of the PL managers have been there for longer than 3 years. 

 

And it's the same with Mourinho, looking at his career he doesn't really stick around for more than 3 year, whether by choice or not. 

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