The long lasting rumors about his departure yesterday were officially confirmed by the united Executive vice chairman Ed Woodward who announced that they have terminated the contract of the current Manchester United Manager Luis Van Gaal on Monday 23rd.
This comes when the internet has been reporting about “appointment” of Jose Morinho to head united squad next season. If this happens, Morinho will meet his rival, Pep Gurdiola who will take over Pallegrini in Manchester city, a move that may make the Manchester Derby interesting to watch.
However, arrival of Morinho may see players like Mata exit United training ground since the duo have never been in good terms. Ryann Giggs may also be forced to move away out of Old Trafford so as to grow his managerial career in another club.
Another threat posed with arrival of Morinho is lack of chances for the academy although speaking to the press, the former Chelsea manager said that he learned from the ‘mistake” while at Chelsea hence he cannot repeat that again.
In a lengthy farewell statement Van Gaal thanked the “amazing” United fans for their support.
“It has been an honour to manage such a magnificent club as Manchester United FC, and in doing so, I have fulfilled a long-held ambition.
“I am immensely proud to have helped United win the FA Cup for the 12th time in the club’s history. I have been privileged during my management career to have won 20 trophies but winning the FA Cup, which is steeped in so much history, will always be one of the most special achievements of my career.
“I am very disappointed to be unable to complete our intended three-year plan. I believe that the foundations are firmly in place to enable the club to move forward and achieve even greater success.
“I hope that winning the FA Cup will give the club a platform to build upon next season to restore the success that this passionate set of fans desire.
Van Gaal thanked Ferguson for his support.
“Having managed in Holland, Spain and Germany, I had always hoped for the opportunity to manage in English football and be part of English culture. Both of these experiences have lived up to expectations and been fantastic.
“I thank my players and wish them well for next season. It has been a pleasure to work with them and it has been particularly rewarding to see so many young players take their chance to break into the first team and excel. I look forward to watching the continued development of these young players next season.
“Thank you to the owners and board of Manchester United for giving me the opportunity to manage this great club.
“I would also like to express my gratitude to the amazing United supporters. They are truly the best fans in the world.
“I am indebted to my support and coaching staff, who have given me their all during their time at the club.
Van Gaal had praise for the Reds “amazing” fans.
“I am deeply grateful to each and every member of the club’s staff – the sports science team, the medical team, the kit and laundry department, club administration, the press office, the manager’s team, the Academy team, ground staff and the catering team, both at Old Trafford stadium and Carrington training ground, all of whom have given me their unwavering support in my time at United. Never in my 25 years as a manager have I been so well supported in my role.
“Finally, my special thanks go to Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton for always making me and my family feel so welcome throughout my time as Manchester United manager.”
The club having not yet announced who will wear Luis shoes, the atmosphere remains intense with many speculating Morinho or Giggs will take over.