Louis van Gaal has told reporters 'it's over'

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It was supposed to be one of the highlights of his managerial career but immediately after winning the FA Cup for Manchester United, Louis van Gaal had to contend with reports that Jose Mourinho was about to replace him.

Ever since he was sacked from Chelsea in December, the Portuguese boss has been heavily tipped to take over the helm at Old Trafford.

However, Van Gaal has clung onto his job and has now led his side to FA Cup glory - their first major trophy since the Sir Alex Ferguson era.


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But that isn’t enough to save his job if the reports are to believed.

And Van Gaal, himself, has just spoken about his Manchester United future.

When leaving the team’s hotel in London, the Dutchman reportedly told a Sky Sports reporter “It’s over.”

Well, that’s that then. Van Gaal is leaving.

His two-year tenure at the club has been pretty underwhelming. He achieved a fourth-placed finish in his debut season but missed out this campaign on goal difference to arch-rivals Manchester City.

His team also crashed out of the Champions League at the group stages and supporters have often criticised his negative style of play.

And this FA Cup win doesn’t seem likely to save his job with Mourinho ready and waiting.

What happens next with Van Gaal remains to be seen. Earlier this week, The Sun reported that United plan to offer him a director of football role at the club - something that would mean he obviously wouldn’t receive compensation for being sacked before the end of his contract.

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