Louis van Gaal has been reportedly sacked as manager of Manchester United, with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho set to be named as his replacement.
Louis 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.
Van Gaal had arrived at Manchester United’s training ground at 0845 BST on Monday, with his entire coaching crew, to know his fate. And then the Manchester United executive vice-chairman informed him that he will no longer continue as manager as they look to appoint Mourinho as his successor. Van Gaal has been reportedly given a £5million pay-off on top of £400,000 for winning the FA Cup
Mourinho expects to have more talks on Tuesday ahead of signing a three-year deal with his long-term assistant Rui Faria and goalkeeping coach Silvino Louro expected to follow. 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.
Van Gaal began his coaching career in the Netherlands with AZ Alkmaar as his assistant coach in 1986 after a short stint as a player with the club. Ajax coach Leo Beenhakker appointed him his assistant in 1989 after a spell coaching the youth team and Van Gaal took over from Beenhakker when he left in September 1991.
After a successful career in his native Netherlands, as well as in Spain and Germany, he got his first chance to manage in the Barclays Premier League when he was named the successor to David Moyes at Manchester United in May 2014.