Old Trafford boss won’t hang around if he feels unwanted.
Louis van Gaal is reportedly ready to quit Man United if he feels he has ‘lost’ the dressing room according to the Daily Mirror.
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It’s fair to say that the Dutch manager hasn’t had the best of debut seasons in charge of the Old Trafford side but with Man United still on course for a top four finish it would be a major surprise if he elected to ‘jump ship’.
The 63 year old manager was discussing the importance of a solid relationship between a boss and his charges and drew parallels between his current managerial stint and his time at AZ Alkmaar.
“When I see this chemistry between myself and my players, then I don’t have any doubts.
“Of course, we have disappointing moments but we can survive and we have confidence to qualify for the Champions League.
“I remember when I went to AZ, a very minor club in Holland. In my first season we were second, in my second season we were third and in my third season we finished 11th.
“I said to my players that I would go away. But the players then came to my house to ask me to stay, and so did the board. So I said, ‘Okay, I will stay.’ And, in the fourth year, we were champions.”
Van Gaal added: “When I think the chemistry between the players and the manager is not good enough anymore, then I go.”
The Man United manager went on to state.
“It is not a question, I can go for myself also. I am in my first season here and I can still win the title, but that will probably go to Chelsea. What we have to do is continue in our process. But we have been in the top four longer than Arsenal this season. That is true.”
Man United currently sit in fourth spot but are just four points clear of Southampton in seventh spot and are set for a run of very tricky fixtures.
Van Gaal’s side travel to Tottenham on Sunday and then face Liverpool, Chelsea and Man City among their next few fixtures.