As expected, Louis van Gaal’s two-year reign at Old Trafford has come to an end, with Manchester United sacking the 64-year-old on Monday.
After two seasons of underwhelming football and disappointing league finishes (4th and 5th), despite a huge outlay on transfers, van Gaal was living on borrowed time in Manchester, An FA Cup win was a nice way to finish his tenure with the Red Devils, but now Jose Mourinho looks set to replace the Dutchman in the United hot-seat.
With one year left on his contract, van Gaal will now discuss what could be a hefty severance payout, with the manager earning around £6.4million a year with the Red Devils.
Nothing has been confirmed in relation to the future of United assistant boss Ryan Giggs, or the rest of the club’s current coaching staff.
Whether or not the incoming Mourinho can revitalise United’s conservative playing style remains to be seen. However, it’s sure to be an entertaining campaign for the club off the field, if not on it.