David Moyes era at Old Trafford could be coming to an end as Manchester United reportedly enter talks to find his replacement.
Manchester United have met with Netherlands national team coach Louis Van Gaal to discuss the possibility of replacing David Moyes as manager, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Mirror claim that the veteran Dutch boss, who has managed the likes of Ajax, FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich, met with representatives from Man Utd at a secret location in Europe within the last 48 hours – and one of the Glazer family was present.
Van Gaal is out of contract with his country’s team after the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and is likely to attract a great number of suitors with a number of Europe’s major clubs looking for a fresh start.
The 62 year-old’s pedigree puts him close to the top of any recruiter’s list, and David Moyes’ poor first season at Old Trafford could see his era cut short.
The Red Devils crashed out of the UEFA Champions League last week, meaning that they are now only playing for positions in the Premier League – perhaps the earliest their season has been as good as over in recent memory.
While Moyes retains the support of the Manchester United board in public, behind the scenes there are growing doubts over his capability to lead the club into a successful new era.
Man Utd later denied the Mirror’s claims that they had met with Van Gaal.