Like David Moyes like Louis van Gaal, the Dutch coach hasn’t been able to prove why he is any better than the former Everton handler since his arrival in 2014. Save for a Champions League participation this season, one achieved via playoffs, and a likely F.A Cup trophy after the club secured a final place berth, LVG hasn’t really done anything to bring back the glory days at Old Trafford. The fans and club legends have bemoaned the change in style of play of the side and will be keen to see him leave.
However, Manchester United only have plans to show him the exit if a top-four finish isn’t achieved. Jose Mourinho is reportedly on ground to take charge if that happens, and there won’t be any financial loss if the Dutch is finally shown the exit, The Daily Star revealed. As it was in Moyes’ case, LVG’s contract has a clause that says the club won’t pay him off for the remainder of his contract if he is sacked, as long as he doesn’t make a top-four finish. At the moment, the coach is in his 2nd year of a 3-year contract he signed, and United won’t be paying for the 3rd year if he’s sacked.
Manchester United are currently on 5th position, a point above West Ham on 6th, and 4 points below city rivals. However, they have a game at hand against West Ham, and they must hope Manchester City drop points against Arsenal or Swansea in order to have any chances of making a Champions League playoffs spot. Not a very good chance for van Gaal, but it won’t cost United anything to show him the exit.