Manchester United management have shortlisted Louis van Gaal as the successor of David Moyes and now, club is set to relieve Phil Neville, Chris Woods from their respective coaching positions.
The Guardian has reported today that United management understood to be clearing the way before Louis van Gaal’s expected appointment as manager and it is understood that Neville’s future will be decided by the end of the week while Woods has been told he has no role at Old Trafford.
Both Phil Neville and Chris Woods are the appointments of David Moyes. However, both coaches were retained by the United management when the Scot was sacked. Now, executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has told them both that both will not be a part of Van Gaal team. However, Louis van Gaal is expected to retain the services of United veteran Ryan Giggs.
United management sees Ryan Giggs as integral part of the club and reportedly reluctant to part ways with the Welshman. And, van Gaal is also the admirer of Giggs’ experience and feels that his experience at Old Trafford would come in handy for him in future.
Netherlands boss Van Gaal is currently preparing for the coming World Cup in Brazil and although United management is expected to announce his appointment this week, he will take the charge of Old Trafford only after the conclusion of World Cup.
I am happy with my job at Man United: Mata
Newest Manchester United recruit Juan Mata has said that he is happy with his situation at Old Trafford and stressed that he will keep fighting to help United more titles.
Mata has certainly made an exciting start to his new club. The Spaniard has scored six goals and made five assists in his first five months at the club.
“Personally, I’m quite happy because I’ve played a lot of games, I’ve scored six goals and gave five assists, so I’m happy with my job,” Mata told MUTV.
“But obviously I wanted to win more games, we lost games where we didn’t play very well, so I’m not happy with that.
“I’ll keep going to fight for the titles.
“I’m looking forward to next season to see how I can perform and how we can be back even stronger.
“The best thing to do is to come back and win trophies, so we will try to do that next season.”
For the first time in 25 years, Manchester United will not be playing in any European competition next season. And as a result of disastrous campaign under David Moyes, the club has sacked the Scot from his services and expected to announce Louis van Gaal as new manager next week.