Louis Van Gaal Leaves Manchester United

Updated: May 24, 2016

Louis van Gaal is to leave Manchester United, with immediate effect.

Louis van Gaal was sacked on Monday just two days after winning the FA Cup, ending a two-year spell in charge.

“On the top of Mourinho’s list was always Manchester United, now he has the opportunity,” Schmeichel, 52, told BBC Radio 5 live.


Photo of Louis Van Gaal

Mourinho’s appointment is expected to be confirmed after the Portuguese meets senior United officials on Tuesday.

BBC Sport reported on Saturday that United’s FA Cup win over Crystal Palace would be Van Gaal’s last game in charge.

Manchester United’s Executive vice chairman Ed Woodward said: “I would like to thank Louis and his staff for their excellent work in the past two years culminating in winning a record-equalling 12th FA Cup for the club (and securing him a title in four different countries). He has behaved with great professionalism and dignity throughout his time here. He leaves us with a legacy of having given several young players the confidence to show their ability on the highest stage. Everyone at the club wishes him all the best in the future.”

A decision on a successor as manager will be announced soon.