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Reports: Louis van Gaal sacked by Manchester United

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Louis van Gaal applauds fans after victory in the FA Cup final on Saturday
Louis van Gaal applauds fans after victory in the FA Cup final on Saturday

It is now being widely reported that the Dutchman and the majority of his back room team have been let go by Manchester United.

Albert Stuivenberg, Frans Hoek and Max Reckers, members of Van Gaal's backroom team, have also been dismissed.

Earlier today Van Gaal was spotted entering training, followed by well known employment lawyer and LMA representative Paul Gilroy.

An official announcement by the club is expected at around 1pm.

Van Gaal, who led his side to victory in the FA Cup final just two days ago, has lost his job after an otherwise disappointing campaign, which was characterised by a lacklustre, conservative playing style.

United were eliminated from the Champions League group stages in December and then failed to qualify for next season’s edition of the tournament, finishing fifth in the Premier League.

However, Van Gaal, who replaced David Moyes in 2014, was always unlikely to see out the final year of his three-year contract at Old Trafford, even if a top-four finish had been salvaged.

Jose Mourinho, the former Chelsea manager, is expected to replace Van Gaal on a three-year contract.