Manchester United have sacked manager Louis Van Gaal, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has confirmed.
The decision was announced on Monday evening following widespread reports, with former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho poised to take over the reins at Old Trafford.
Van Gaal endured a stressful second season as United manager with a win percentage of just 52% and it is believed that his failure to deliver the club to a top-four finish in the Premier League ultimately led his downfall.
‘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), Woodward said In a statement released by the club.
‘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.’
Reports also suggest that Manchester United legend and assistant manager Ryan Giggs has also left the club.
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