Former Manchester United Manager Louis Van Gaal has issued a statement after he was sacked by the club on Sunday Night.
Van Gaal found it hard to endear himself to the club’s fans due to his style of play.He helped the club breed up new academy players but thatdidn’t stop majority of the club’s fans from wanting him out.This season however, he failed to make the top four but made up for it by winning the F.A Cup to the delight of the fans.However shocked by the sack, Van Gaal took time out to issue a statement about his achievements at the club, thanking the fans for being the best fans in the world and also thanking the club for giving him an opportunity to coach in the premier league after successful years at various other clubs outside England.
‘It has been an honour to manage such a magnificent club as Manchester United FC, and in doing so, I have fulfilled a long-held ambition.I am immensely proud to have helped United win the FA Cup for the 12th time in the club’s history. I have been privileged during my management career to have won 20 trophies but winning the FA Cup, which is steeped in so much history, will always be one of the most special achievements of my career.I am very disappointed to be unable to complete our intended three-year plan. I believe that the foundations are firmly in place to enable the club to move forward and achieve even greater success.I hope that winning the FA Cup will give the club a platform to build upon next season to restore the success that this passionate set of fans desire.Having managed in Holland, Spain and Germany, I had always hoped for the opportunity to manage in English football and be part of English culture. Both of these experiences have lived up to expectations and been fantastic’.
‘I thank my players and wish them well for next season. It has been a pleasure to work with them and it has been particularly rewarding to see so many young players take their chance to break into the first team and excel. I look forward to watching the continued development of these young players next season.Thank you to the owners and board of Manchester United for giving me the opportunity to manage this great club.I would also like to express my gratitude to the amazing United supporters. They are truly the best fans in the world.I am indebted to my support and coaching staff, who have given me their all during their time at the club’.
‘I am deeply grateful to each and every member of the club’s staff – the sports science team, the medical team, the kit and laundry department, club administration, the press office, the manager’s team, the Academy team, ground staff and the catering team, both at Old Trafford stadium and Carrington training ground, all of whom have given me their unwavering support in my time at United. Never in my 25 years as a manager have I been so well supported in my role.Finally, my special thanks go to Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton for always making me and my family feel so welcome throughout my time as Manchester United manager’.