Louis van Gaal may not be a top-level coach next year, but he’ll certainly be paid like one. Prior to the announcement of his sacking from Manchester United, the Dutch boss agreed to a severance with the club that will still pay him a hefty sum.
According to the Mirror, Man United will pay Van Gaal the rest of his £6 million-a-year salary in full after firing him on Monday – a rate of over £150,00-a-week come the start of the 2016-17 season, regardless of whether he gets another coaching job.
In 2014, Man United hired Van Gaal as manager after he led the Netherlands to a third-place finish in the FIFA World Cup several days before. While he navigated the team back into the Champions League in his first year, he failed to meet the club’s objectives and was sacked after two sub-par seasons.
Van Gaal led Man United to fourth- and fifth-place finishes in the Premier League respectively in his two years with the club. The team missed out on Champions League qualification for the second time in three years by virtue of their disappointing finish this past year.
In his last game as manager, Van Gaal led Man United to a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace in extra time to secure his lone piece of silverware with the club.
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