Manchester United manager sacked post FA Cup

24 May 2016 | Written by Mansi Motwani; Edited by Gaurav

Louis Van Gaal has been discharged of his managerial duties from MUFC.

The Dutchman was fired two days after leading the team to victory at Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final.

The dues from his £6 million-a-year-contract will be paid to him in full, along with £400,000 for winning the FA Cup.

LGV will be replaced by former Chelsea chieftain Jose Murinho.

In context: Louis van Gaal's departure from ManUtd

Profile About Louis Van Gaal

Louis Van Gaal, one of the most eminent managers in world football, managed teams like Barcelona, Bayern Munich and the Netherlands team before ManUtd.

He is a former football player and a fully qualified physical education teacher.

At the 2014 FIFA World Cup, he led Netherlands to the third place and in May 2016, helped United win the FA Cup for the 12th time.

Downfall What went wrong for LGV?

Van Gaal's two-year tenure was synonymic with bland, prosaic football, leaving fans rooting for attacking, adventurous football - a return to the old United way.

LGV was unpopular amidst his own team, with players having openly defied him.

He is also criticised for the team's unproductivity - with United scoring 49 goals this season, as compared to 76.4, their previous Premier League average.

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24 May 2016Manchester United manager sacked post FA Cup

Van Gaal would have left for free

According to a report by The Times, Louis Van Gaal would have departed United for nothing, if only the club had handled his departure better.

Reaction Van Gaal acknowledges being 'very disappointed'

In a statement released by Louis Van Gaal, he said was proud to have assured the FA Cup success with United.

LGV said that it was his long-held ambition to work with Manchester United and that he was honoured to manage the team.

Van Gaal said, "I am very disappointed to be unable to complete our intended three-year plan."

Situation could have been handled better

Theories of LGV being replaced by Mourinho were going around for months. They heated up considerably hours before the club's final win at the FA Cup, and Van Gaal, at his own postmatch press conference, was confronted with questions of his successor.
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New BossJose Murinho prepares to take charge

After Van Gaal's exit, Jose Mourinho will take over the reins at Old Trafford.

He was the former Chelsea boss and was fired after a poor run of results left Chelsea at the boundaries of the relegation zone.

He is expected to hold further talks on 24 May, ahead of signing a three-year deal with the football club.

Challenges AheadChallenges faced by Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has to unite the football club's dissatisfied supporters who booed Van Gaal at Old Trafford and Wembley last week.

His biggest challenge is to convince David de Gea to stay because it's scary to imagine United's fate without the brilliance of the Spanish goalkeeper.

Fans also expected him to work on improving his poor record of developing young players.

27 May 2016Mourinho confirmed as ManUtd manager

Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been officially confirmed as Manchester United's new manager and has signed a three-year contract with the club.

United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward welcomed Mourinho saying "Jose is quite simply the best manager in the game today."

Mourinho expressed his gratitude for being appointed, saying "to become Manchester United's manager is a special honour in the game."

30 May 2016Mourinho lines up Ferdinand for ManUtd coach

In one of his first moves as Manchester United's new manager, Jose Mourinho has lined up Rio Ferdinand for a coaching role with Manchester United.

Mourinho is reportedly attempting to bring together those people who have intimate knowledge of United's workings.

Fredinand will need to make tough decisions if offered the role, as he would need to relocate north side with his family.