Manchester United: Van Gaal ‘sacked’ after Stoke match, ‘resigns’ and vows to stick it out
Having reported that defeat to Stoke City would cost Louis Van Gaal his job as Manchester United manager – United lost 2-0 and Van Gaal remains in situ – the tabloids now report that defeat in his next game surely will.
The Mail on Sunday says lose to Chelsea and it’s the end of LVG at Old Trafford.
It’s pretty clear the tabloids have no idea. LVG has a contract that runs until the end of next season.
Maybe he will fall on his sword? The Express leads with news that Van Gaal “may” quit. To put it another way, Van Gaal “may not” quit.
What he said was – and this in reply to a question on if he thinks he’s about to be sacked:
“That is something I discuss with [executive vice-chairman] Ed Woodward not you,” Van Gaal told the hacks massed at the post-game Press conference.
“It is not always the club that has to fire or sack me. Sometimes I do that by myself, but I am the one who wants to speak first with the board of Manchester United and my members of staff and my players, not with you. I have received [the club’s backing] all the time but we have lost so there is a new situation. I feel the support of my players and my board. The fans will be disappointed but that is logical after four defeats.”
“For me it’s much more important that people are saying that to me,” he concluded. “I am not so interested in public sayings.”
After all, just a few days ago, the Daily Star told us:
Such are the facts.