Breaking News: Manchester United sack Louis van Gaal as Dutch boss receives £5m pay-off with Jose Mourinho preparing to take charge

Manchester United have sacked Louis van Gaal just two days after the Dutchman led them to victory over Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final.

Van Gaal, who has been given a £5million pay-off on top of £400,000 for winning the FA Cup, has been made to pay for United’s poor Premier League campaign and will be replaced by former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.

sacked: van Gaal

sacked: van Gaal

His Dutch coaching staff – including United assistant coach Albert Stuivenberg and goalkeeper coach Frans Hoek – have also left the club with immediate effect.

An official club statement is due at 1pm (BST), shortly before the New York Stock Exchange opens.

Ed Woodward arrived at Manchester United’s Carrington training complex ahead of talks with Van Gaal on Monday morning.

The United executive vice-chairman informed Van Gaal he will no longer continue as manager as they look to appoint Mourinho as his successor.

Van Gaal arrived at Carrington at around 8.45am. His entire coaching staff were also present as they learned their fate.

Mourinho expects to have more talks on Tuesday ahead of signing a three-year deal with his long-term assistant Rui Faria and goalkeeping coach Silvino Louro expected to follow.

Ryan Giggs’ future at United is up in the air despite Mourinho’s wish to keep the Welshman at the club.

Van Gaal’s trusted performance analyst Max Reckers, who caused friction within the Manchester United family, has also been shown the Old Trafford exit door–Daily Mail UK

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