Manchester United have sacked manager Louis van Gaal, according to reports – with a statement from the club expected at 1pm. The Dutchman’s departure has been widely expected following Saturday’s FA Cup win over Crystal Palace, with Sky sources understanding Jose Mourinho is set to take over as United manager.
Van Gaal left United’s team hotel in London on Sunday following their FA Cup triumph, telling Sky Sports News HQ‘s reporter “it’s over”.
United later insisted that comment was referring purely to the season being “over” rather than his reign as United boss.
However, after a meeting with employment lawyer Paul Gilroy QC at the club’s Carrington training base on Monday morning, it appears Van Gaal and United have parted company.
The former Barcelona coach arrived at around 8.45am, with Gilroy – the man who negotiated David Moyes’ severance package two years ago – following about an hour later.