Is LVG’s job safe after win at Manchester City ?
DERBY WIN MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO INSURE LVG’S JOB NEXT SEASON
After Sunday’s joyous victory at the Etihad, Manchester United boss, Louis Van Gaal still might be out of a job come summer.
Reports have been surfacing in Spain that former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has signed a pre-contract with Manchester United with the Portuguese to be paid a whopping compensation of £15m if the club fails to deliver him with a contract before June 1, 2016.
The two-time Champions League winner has been unemployed after his sacking at Chelsea in mid-December, although he has been constantly linked with under fire United manager Louis van Gaal’s job, with 12 months still left on van Gaal’s contract. The Dutchman remains confident that the board have faith in him and he will be in charge come next season as he assertively said in his pre-match press conference leading up to the Manchester Derby.
“Every day when we are losing you ask that. But why?
“I have a three-year contract and the process is three years.
I don’t discuss that with you. Why do I have to discuss that with you?”
But results and fan opinion seem to be against him as United have knocked out of the League Cup, UEFA Champions League as well as the UEFA Europa League. With a replay of the FA Cup Quarterfinals against in-form West Ham at Upton Park still to go, the domestic cup seems to be the only hope to salvage something from this forgettable season for the English giants as chances of finishing in the top 4 seem slim to none.
Spanish newspaper El Pais claim that sources close to the coach’s agent Jorge Mendes’ company Gestifute have confirmed that the 53-year-old has already signed a contract to move to Old Trafford last month, although United do reserve the right to change plans and terminate the contract for any reason they deem as worthy. And if that were to happen Mourinho would be enjoying 2 payments over the period of a month on dates May 1 and June 1 respectively. If the club fails to provide him with a contract by May 1, the club will have to pay him £5 million and if by June 1 the contract still isn’t signed, the English club will have to pay him £10 million.
El Pais claim that board members of the British club have been debating over the advantages and disadvantages over this signing. With senior and respected figures at Old Trafford like Sir Bobby Charlton and Sir Alex Ferguson being against the hiring of Mourinho, resulting in the addition of this clause.
For Jose and a majority of frustrated United fans, May 1 can’t come soon enough as the club look forward to bringing the title back to Manchester.