Louis Van Gaal has been sacked as manager of Manchester United.
Despite winning the FA Cup trophy on Saturday, two days later the Dutchman finds himself being handed his P45.
After months of speculation, Van Gaal has been relieved of his duties. The 64 year old joined the club two years ago after taking over from David Moyes.
Following years of steady rule at United under Sir Alex Ferguson, that now makes it two managers to be sacked within the space of three seasons since the Scot’s departure.
Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is the hot favourite to take over and is believed to be in talks, though no deal has yet been set out.
Mourinho has been linked with the job nearly ever since he departed Stamford Bridge, with Van Gaal under increasing pressure to improve results, with many of the performances on the pitch being heavily criticised for being overly-defensive and negative.
Captain Wayne Rooney admitted that performances haven’t been good enough this season and that Van Gaal is well aware of it: “”He has been under pressure. I think we all have.
“That’s part of playing for Manchester United and managing Manchester United – it is a massive club.