Louis van Gaal seems to have accepted his time as the manager of Manchester United has come to an end.
The Dutchman lifted the FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday but that hasn’t been enough to save his job, with United’s top brass set to officially remove him from his position and employ Jose Mourinho in his place.
A Sky Sports presenter camped outside United’s team hotel in London claims he spoke with Van Gaal on Sunday morning, and the Dutchman simply told him: “No, no, no, it’s over.”
The quote is ambiguous of course but in the current climate, with odds of Mourinho taking over plummeting, it appears Van Gaal’s time is up.
Van Gaal’s two-year tenure as United manager has been an increasingly rocky one over the last six months, with fans and pundits alike criticising the team’s style of play under the Dutchman.
United finished in the top four last season but Van Gaal was unable to replicate that feat this time round, as United missed out on Champions League qualification with a fifth-placed finish.
Van Gaal’s exit is expected to be officially confirmed within the next 24 to 48 hours, with Mourinho the overwhelming favourite to replace him as manager.
The former Chelsea boss has been out of work since his sacking by the Blues in December but is expected to sign a three-year contract at Old Trafford at the start of this week.
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