Louis van Gaal has been sacked as manager of Manchester United, several British media outlets reported Monday, amid speculation he will be replaced by Jose Mourinho.
Both Van Gaal and leading employment lawyer Paul Gilroy were seen entering United’s Carrington training ground on Monday.
Gilroy’s clients have included David Moyes, whose sacking as United manager paved the way for Van Gaal’s appointment.
There has a yet been no official confirmation from United, 20-times English champions, about the position of Van Gaal, who still has a season remaining on his three-year contract.
Meanwhile former United midfielder Ray Wilkins said Mourinho was the man to revitalise the club.
“He (Mourinho) is a winner, there is no two ways about it,” Wilkins, also a former Chelsea assistant manager, told talkSPORT radio on Monday.
“When he goes to a club, normally he wins a big trophy within the first couple of years.”
Rio Ferdinand also tweeted about the sack and the expectation that Mourinho will soon take over.