The Dutchman has praised the club for the support they have given him
since his arrival in 2014 and believes he has laid the foundations for
the team to be a success
Louis van Gaal claims he has never been so well supported as a manager after being sacked by Manchester United.
United confirmed the Dutchman’s exit on Monday evening, two days after he guided the club to success in the FA Cup final.
But failure to secure Champions League football, twinned with an uninspiring brand of football, has led to Van Gaal’s departure.
a statement released alongside confirmation of his sacking, Van Gaal
praised the club and claims the foundations are in place for the team to
be a success.
VAN GAAL’S STATEMENT IN FULL…
has been an honour to manage such a magnificent club as Manchester
United FC, and in doing so, I have fulfilled a long-held ambition.
am immensely proud to have helped United win the FA Cup for the 12th
time in the club’s history. I have been privileged during my management
career to have won 20 trophies but winning the FA Cup, which is steeped
in so much history, will always be one of the most special achievements
of my career.
I am very disappointed to be unable to complete our
intended three-year plan. I believe that the foundations are firmly in
place to enable the club to move forward and achieve even greater
I hope that winning the FA Cup will give the club a
platform to build upon next season to restore the success that this
passionate set of fans desire.
opportunity to manage in English football and be part of English
culture. Both of these experiences have lived up to expectations and
been fantastic.I thank my players and wish them well for next
season. It has been a pleasure to work with them and it has been
particularly rewarding to see so many young players take their chance to
break into the first team and excel. I look forward to watching the
continued development of these young players next season.Thank you to the owners and board of Manchester United for giving me the opportunity to manage this great club.
I would also like to express my gratitude to the amazing United supporters. They are truly the best fans in the world.
I am indebted to my support and coaching staff, who have given me their all during their time at the club.
am deeply grateful to each and every member of the club’s staff – the
sports science team, the medical team, the kit and laundry department,
club administration, the press office, the manager’s team, the Academy
team, ground staff and the catering team, both at Old Trafford stadium
and Carrington training ground, all of whom have given me their
unwavering support in my time at United. Never in my 25 years as a
manager have I been so well supported in my role.