FA Cup winning coach Louis van Gaal has been sacked as manager of Manchester United, with erstwhile Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho set to be named as his replacement.
By SportBrief Reporters
The Dutchman leaves after two years of a three-year contract and is currently discussing severance terms. Sportbrief on Sunday reported that Louis van Gaal kisses goodbye to Manchester United’s reign.
Mourinho’s appointment is expected to be confirmed after he meets with senior United officials on Tuesday.
It is not yet certain what role Ryan Giggs, Van Gaal’s assistant, will play under Mourinho or what will happen to the rest of the coaching team.
Van Gaal, 64, took control of United after leading the Netherlands to the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The Old Trafford club finished fourth in the Premier League in his first season in charge to qualify for the Champions League.
But they finished fifth this term and will play in the Europa League next season.
They only scored 49 league goals, too, their lowest total since 1989-90.
Saturday’s FA Cup success at Wembley gave United a first trophy since Sir Alex Ferguson delivered the Premier League title in 2013 in his last season before retirement, but it was not enough to stop Van Gaal from losing his job.
Mourinho, 53, was sacked by Chelsea last December, just seven months after leading the London club to the Premier League title.