Manchester United will be waiting for the third manager to take over Louis van Gaal after being fired on Monday. Van Gaal who replaced David Moyes in 2014 has paid the price even though he led the Red Devils to win the FA Cup on Saturday. Man. United landed fifth in the Premier League which was not enough to make it into next season’s Champions League.
Van Gaal hoped “winning the FA Cup will give the club a platform to build upon next season to restore the success that this passionate set of fans desire.”
The uncertainty of Van Gaal’s position grew when Man. United did not win any match between November 25 and January 2. Many people were upset with Van Gaal’s conservative or defensive method of footballing. Fans can even be seen chanting “Attack, attack, attack” in some games.
Ed Woodward, Manchester United’s executive vice chairman, commended him by saying “I would like to thank Louis and his staff for their excellent work in the past two years. He has behaved with great professionalism and dignity throughout his time here.” He added: “A decision on a successor as manager will be announced soon.”
Jose Mourinho, former Chelsea manager, is speculated to be succeeding Van Gaal. he told The Associated Press last week “that he would sign a contract with a new team by the end of next month.” Manchester United has also offered Ryan Giggs, assistant manager, to stay.
Van Gaal mentioned “I am very disappointed to be unable to complete our intended three-year-plan. I believe that the foundations are firmly in place to enable the club to move forward and achieve even greater success.”