The Dutch tactician’s futures looks bleak after his charges suffered their fourth consecutive defeat in recent weeks. It is safe to say at this point that Van Gaal is under extreme pressure. As he admitted after the loss to stoke city that he could quit the Old Trafford club.
The 64 year old former Netherlands boss insists he will speak to the executive chairman Ed Woodward before any decision is made.
Van Gaal: “I can also quit myself, but that is something that I speak with Ed Woodward by himself, and not with you,” he (Van Gaal) told reporters.
“I have said already in former press conferences that the club has to fire or sack me. Sometimes I do it myself, but I am the one who wants to speak first with the board of Manchester United and with my members of staff or with my players and not with you. I don’t think that is the sequence.”
United did not only lose to stoke but they were dominated and subdued by stoke city, they were outclassed and outplayed. Truth be told, many pundits and sports reporters alike wouldn’t be surprised if Van Gaal isn’t Manchester United’s boss in their Monday clash with Chelsea.
When Van Gaal was asked whether he thinks he will be in charge of for Mondays clash with Chelsea he had this to say;
“You have to wait and see, but I think so,”
We have to wait and see what happens as he (Van Gaal) insisted and with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho rumored to have agreed terms with united as a replacement for van Gaal, we wouldn’t be surprised if he quits as United’s boss before Monday, because the stoke city game seems to be the final straw.