Man United boss to move upstairs and make way for Chelsea legend

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal could be given a role at the club as director of football in order to make room for Jose Mourinho to become manager, according to reports from the Sun.

The Red Devils were unable to qualify for next season’s Champions League campaign as they finished fifth in the league table, but Van Gaal still managed to guide them to the FA Cup final this weekend.

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Despite the chance of a domestic trophy, the Dutchman was subjected to jeers during his end-of-season speech at Old Trafford following their 3-1 victory over Bournemouth on Tuesday, with many hoping he departs this summer.

However, executive chairman Ed Woodward is reluctant to let Van Gaal go with just one year remaining on his United deal, and is now prepared to offer the ex-Bayern Munich boss a role upstairs.

The appointment would finally make space for Jose Mourinho, who worked under LVG when they were both at Barcelona more than a decade ago.

The Portuguese has constantly been linked with the United top job after he was sacked by Chelsea back in December.