Monday, 23 May 2016

Van Gaal Leaves Man Utd

Van Gaal Leaves United

(NYSE: MANU) Louis van Gaal is to leave
Manchester United, with immediate effect.

Executive vice chairman Ed Woodward said: "I
would like to thank Louis and his staff for their
excellent work in the past two years culminating in
winning a record-equalling 12th FA Cup for the club
(and securing him a title in four different
countries). He has behaved with great
professionalism and dignity throughout his time
here. He leaves us with a legacy of having given
several young players the confidence to show their
ability on the highest stage. Everyone at the club
wishes him all the best in the future."

A decision on a successor as manager will be
announced soon.


It 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.

I 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

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.

Having managed in Holland, Spain and Germany, I
had always hoped for the 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

I 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.

Finally, my special thanks go to Sir Alex Ferguson
and Sir Bobby Charlton for always making me and
my family feel so welcome throughout my time as
Manchester United manager.


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