Manchester United have relieved Louis Van Gaal of his responsibility as manager, few days after leading the Reds to their first FA Cup triumph in 12 years.
The Dutchman pays the price for failing to secure Champions League qualification next season with Jose Mourinho set to replace him in charge at Old Trafford.
According to the Sun, Van Gaal was given the news at a meeting at United’s Carrington training ground today — less than 48 hours after he led the team to FA Cup glory.
It is believed that the club’s Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward swung the axe after two years of Van Gaal control, in which time the Dutchman has spent a quarter of a billion pounds in transfer.
Woodward met with Van Gaal at Carrington on Monday morning, together with Paul Gilroy – the QC who works on behalf of the League Manager’s Association.
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It was there that he delivered the news he would be sacked along with his backroom staff as United clear the decks for Mourinho and his team of coaches.
United are expected to release a statement at 1pm today to confirm the announcement, which will also confirm the departure of assistant coach Albert Stuivenberg and goalkeeping coach Frans Hoek