Louis van Gaal set for Manchester United exit
Van Gaal reportedly offered resignation to Ed Woodward on Saturday
January 26th, 2016
Manchester United could be in the hunt for a new manager, with Louis van Gaal’s time at the club apparently nearing an end.
The Guardian are among those newspapers reporting that the Dutchman tendered his resignation following Saturday’s 1-0 reverse at home to Southampton, although chief executive Ed Woodward refused to accept it.
Woodward allegedly told Van Gaal to instead have a discussion with his family and it now appears the United boss has returned to take charge of training rather than step down at Old Trafford.
However, it appears that the writing is on the wall for LVG, with Jose Mourinho linked to the Manchester United post and Van Gaal has become an unpopular figure among supporters following an unattractive brand of football.
Results have also been a mixed bag, with United currently outside the Champions League spots and they have been eliminated from this competition already this season.
‘I’m very disappointed that I cannot reach the expectations of the fans,’ the manager said after the Southampton defeat.
‘They have — or they had — great expectations of me, and I cannot fulfil them, so I am very frustrated. I agree with them, so it doesn’t have any impact (on me).
‘They have knowledge of football, of entertaining football, and you have to play football to entertain the fans. Today I don’t think we have entertained the fans, so they can be very angry.’