Louis van Gaal’s future as Manchester United manager is reported to be hanging by a thread and he could even be relieved of his duties later today, according to The Sun.
United chiefs were locked in a meeting in London on Tuesday night with the Dutchman’s job very much high on the agenda.
However, no announcement was made, and the Dutchman is still in line to hold a pre-boxing day press conference at the club’s Carrington training complex.
Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is believed to be in line to replace him, though super agent Jorge Mendes refused to confirm whether there had been talks between the two parties.
“We don’t know what will happen in the future but right now there is no agreement. There isn’t an official proposal either,” Mendes said.
Van Gaal has overseen six games without a win, three of which were consecutive defeats, and the United board and the Glazer family gathered last night to discuss whether to wash their hands of him now or to keep him on a little while longer.
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