Van Gaal close to Man United exit: “It’s over”

Date published: Sunday 22nd May 2016 12:13

Louis van Gaal came closer to his Manchester United exit after a brief admission upon leaving the team hotel in London.

Van Gaal told a Sky Sports News reporter that “It’s over” after leaving the team hotel, but would not give any further details.

On Saturday evening, it became clear that Van Gaal’s time as manager was coming to an end. Reports suggested that Jorge Mendes would fly into England on Tuesday to negotiate a deal for his client Jose Mourinho to take over as manager.

An update from ESPN – by Miguel Delaney – revealed that Mourinho will also be given carte blanche over the incoming signings, something that must make a number of supporters shudder. All aboard the Mendes bus.

Sky Sports News HQ reporter James Cooper said on Sunday morning: “We know the Glazers are in town, as too is Ed Woodward so all the people to make key decisions for United are assembled.”

It now looks likely that Van Gaal will officially lose his job on Monday, with Mourinho’s appointment confirmed as early as Wednesday.

Meanwhile, United will not have an open-top bus tour to mark the FA Cup victory, after the speculation surrounding the club’s managerial position.

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