Manchester United sack Louis van Gaal and his Dutch coaching staff

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Manchester United have sacked Louis van Gaal and his Dutch coaching staff.

This is according to the Daily Mail, who understand United assistant Albert Stuivenberg and goalkeeper coach Frans Hoek have also lost their jobs following two underwhelming seasons at Old Trafford. It’s understood that performance analyst Max Reckers - per Mark Ogden - has also gone.

The Red Devils have yet to make an official announcement but, according to The Sun’s Neil Custis, an official statement is due from the Red Devils around 1pm.


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Van Gaal arrived at Carrington at 8:45am this morning and was told by Ed Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman, that he would not be allowed to see out the third and final year of his contract.

The 64-year-old’s entire coaching staff were also present as they learned their fate. However, it’s currently unclear whether club legend Ryan Giggs has also been axed in the cull.

Jose Mourinho will replace Van Gaal

Van Gaal. who led United to FA Cup glory on Saturday, was followed into United’s training ground by LMA employment lawyer Paul Gilroy QC.

Jose Mourinho will become United’s new manager, although the Portuguese coach’s arrival might not be confirmed until Tuesday.

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