NOT the news most Manchester United fans would want to hear … but it appears Louis van Gaal is now likely to see out his three-year deal at Old Trafford which means sticking around for next season.
Until recently it had looked certain the Dutchman would be on his way – with sacked Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho lined up to replace him. Some sources even suggested Mourinho would be in charge before the end of this campaign.
But now it would seem United are having second thoughts.
The Mirror reports: “Van Gaal is said to be open with his staff about his dealings with the club’s hierarchy, keeping them up to date with his situation and conversations with the Glazer family and Ed Woodward.
“The latest word from his camp now is that the club have told him that his job is in no danger – and thus the two parties have begun planning summer transfers already.
“The Dutchman could be the beneficiary of division in the board over the management style of potential replacement Jose Mourinho, with a number of high-ranking United officials thought to be opposed to the former Chelsea boss’ abrasive style and frequent clashes with the media and FA.”
We think it’s staggering Van Gaal is still at United as it is – particularly given the speed at which his predecessor David Moyes was booted out with not dissimilar results.
But it would be madness to let Van Gaal loose on another summer spending spree given that he CERTAINLY won’t be there for the 2017-18 season.
Why spend a fortune on players the incoming manager may not even fancy?
United are going nowhere with Van Gaal in charge – except possibly backwards.
To keep him on for another year would be a waste of another whole season.
The Red Devils need to bring someone in before the summer transfer window opens and let him spend the money to build his own team.
United fans, should Van Gaal be allowed to serve out his three-year contract?
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