The Dutchman lead the Red Devils to their first major trophy of the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era on Saturday in the form of the FA Cup, beating Crystal Palace after extra time in a 2-1 win at Wembley.
However, that clearly wasn’t enough to ensure the former Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss would be allowed to see out his three-year Old Trafford contract, which is due to expire at the end of next season.
The Daily Mail claim chief executive Ed Woodward met Van Gaal at United’s Carrington training complex at 8.45am this morning to officially relieve the 64-year-old of his duties.
Van Gaal’s Dutch coaching staff were also let go, although Manchester United are yet to make an official announcement. As a public company, they’ll have to confirm his departure to the New York Stock Exchange before the press.
Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who lifted three Premier League titles during two spells at Stamford Bridge. is in line to succeed Van Gaal as United boss – although that may not become official for another few days.
More to follow…