Man Utd manager Louis Van Gaal’s spell at Old Trafford is nearing towards its end, according to various reports.
Louis Van Gaal has been subjected to intense pressure following the Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Southampton. United players were booed off by thousands of fans following the defeat at Old Trafford.
The Sun reports that the Dutchman has conceded defeat in his efforts to turn around United’s efforts and plans to step down from his post before he is given the boot by the board. According to latest reports, Van Gaal already left England.
The Dutchman, following the defeat against the Saints, admitted that he has failed to live up to fans’ expectations. He said: “I am very disappointed that I cannot reach the expectations of the fans. They have – or they had – great expectations of me and I cannot fulfil them. I am very frustrated because of that.”
However, when asked if he wants to continue in the job, he said: “That is a question I shall never answer to you.”
In another report, Daily Mail claims that Louis Van Gaal is facing the sack at Old Trafford. According to the report, club’s chief executive Ed Woodward has talked to the club senior players and has been made aware that the majority of the senior players have stopped responding to Van Gaal in the dressing room.
Woodward plans to hold a meeting with the club’s board in the coming to decide the future over the managerial situation at the club. If the club decides to relieve Van Gaal of his duties, assistant manager Ryan Giggs will be given the opportunity to lead the team till the end of the season.
The Times, on the other hand, are reporting that former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is confident of landing the Man Utd job.
The report claims that United camp has already talked to Mourinho about taking over the duties from Van Gaal in summer, but the appointment could be brought forward if Red Devils continue to struggle with their results.
United currently sit fifth in the league table, five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham.