It seems the days of Louis Van Gaal in the Old Trafford dugout are numbered. The Dutch man started the season well but has since hit a rough patch and are struggling badly and lost 2-1 at home to newly promoted Norwich City. It was the Red Devil’s first home loss of the season and they have now slipped to fifth in the table behind Tottenham, nine points behind surprise league leader leaders, Leicester City.
There has been talk of unrest in the camp of the Old Trafford outfit, players have not really taken to the former Ajax Amsterdam coach’s training methods and tactics. Fans have also not been impressed by their performances on the pitch has most of United’s games have been termed boring with a lot of passing but the penetration or cutting edge.
The rumours about Van Gaal leaving the club were burning slowly until Chelsea sacked Jose Mourinho. This meant one of the best coaches in the world and a proven winner in England and suddenly become available. The suggestion that the Portuguese will replace his former boss has been rife and will now get to a head that popular betting company, Ladbrokes have slashed the odds on the former Real Madrid coach moving to Old Trafford. Betting companies are known to always have insider information, so it is likely they know something the public doesn’t.
A spokesman for Ladbrokes, Alex Donohue, said: “It looks like a case of when and not if the Special One takes charge at Old Trafford. Fans are convinced he is making the move and the odds of his first game being against Chelsea are shortening by the hour.”
Man United fans wait with baited breathe, to see if the Special One will become their new head coach.