Twitter reacts to Manchester United's sacking of Louis van Gaal
Published 23/05/2016 | 11:46
With Louis van Gaal’s departure from Manchester United now official and likely to be followed by the appointment of Jose Mourinho, football’s worst kept secret has finally been acknowledged by the relevant parties
Few could argue that, leaking the news of Louis Van Gaal’s imminent and long overdue dismissal as Manchester United manager just moments after he secured the club their first piece of silverware of the post Alex Ferguson era was in poor taste.
United’s FA Cup final triumph over Crystal Palace felt trivial in the aftermath of the development and, without doubt, the Dutch coach and his players deserved better.
But football is a ruthless business and Van Gaal has failed to deliver on his remit, while employing arguably the most insipid brand of football in the club’s history. Don't shed too many a tear for the 'Iron Tulip ' as he's expected to receive a £5m severance package. The Mourinho era should make for far more compelling viewing, both on and off the pitch.
Twitter has reacted with the appropriate speed and volume to the news that United will dismiss a second manager in two years.
I suppose now would be a good time to mention that Louis van Gaal really reminds me of Kathy Donaghy from 30 Rock. pic.twitter.com/AC2jMjDynC— amy o'connor (@amyohconnor) May 23, 2016
And finally, Louis van Gaal has been sacked as #MUFC manager— Sam Pilger (@sampilger) May 23, 2016
Crikey! Manchester United have sacked Louis Van Gaal. Who saw that coming? Next thing you know they'll appoint José Mourinho.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 23, 2016
Thanks for everything Louis....Louis Van Gaal's army, Louis Van Gaal's army— Richard Cooksey (@RichCooksey) May 23, 2016
There is a sense of concern among some at OT about Mourinho coming in and making it the Jose Show. Time will tell...— Mark Ogden (@MarkOgden_) May 23, 2016
Paul Gilroy QC finalising Van Gaal's severance package now. £5m pay off. He got £400k for winning FA Cup. Expect an announcement 1pm#MUFC— Manchester United (@MUFC_today) May 23, 2016
Jose ☝— David Grincell (@Grinaldo9) May 23, 2016
Five months too late, but at least it has finally been done. Louis van Gaal sacked as Man United manager. In comes José Mourinho. #mufc— Liam Canning (@OffsideLiam) May 23, 2016