Manchester United Football Club made a brave decision over the summer, despite winning the FA Cup. The board decided to call time on Louis van Gaal’s career at the Theatre of Dreams, after finishing outside of the top four for a second season within three years.
Today Manchester United revealed the full cost of parting with Louis van Gaal and his coaching staff one-year before his deal was due to end – and it certainly came at quite the price.
The BBC say United had to pay £8.4million in compensation, after dismissing the Iron Tulip just forty-eight hours after FA Cup glory. Let’s be honest, though, it was a decision the club had to make, and they wouldn’t have taken it lightly.
Our performances in the Premier League just weren’t good enough. We didn’t show any signs of improvement whatsoever, and it was, without doubt, the correct decision to let him go and bring Jose Mourinho in as manager.
We’re looking like a much better side already despite defeat at the weekend, and we’ve still got a lot of improving to do, so that £8.4million was definitely worth it.