After leading Manchester United to their first silverware last Saturday under his 2-year reign with the Red Devils, Louis van Gaal has been officially sacked by the club today. His coaching staff have also been dismissed, with the exception of Ryan Giggs, whose future is still unknown. The FA Cup win celebrations were already overshadowed by rumours concerning the imminent arrival of Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford this week, while some sources in Spain stated that De Gea had given the club an ultimatum about a possible departure should they continue on with LVG next season (he can still consider to leave if he wants to play for a club in the CL).
His departure was inevitable thou, as he had upset many of his playing staff, and had left a sour taste in the mouth of the fans with his delusional philosophy and style of play. Season 2015-2016 has been the worst one in the EPL for the Red Devils, with only 49 goals scored, and his habit of playing players out of their preferential positions caused more chaos than good to the team. At one point, Rooney and Carrick had to intervene to re-motivate the atmosphere in the dressing room, as the players complained about his approach in training. Still, thank you LVG for bringing the FA Cup back to Old Trafford. Let’s hope his successor brings more footballing joys to the players & fans.
Read about Van Gaal’s parting statement here: Louis van Gaal Statement