RUMOURS: Sacked Van Gaal Handed £5m Pay-Off


The Dutchman has seen his three-year deal cut short by 12 months, with his backroom staff bar Ryan Giggs also dismissed, while Jose Mourinho has also pocketed £4m


Louis van Gaal has pocketed a £5 million payoff following his sacking as Manchester United manager, according to widespread reports.

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The Dutchman arrived at United’s Carrington training ground where himself and lawyer Paul Gilroy QC agreed a severance package with the club, having seen his three-year deal cut short by 12 months.

Van Gaal’s backroom staff, bar assistant Ryan Giggs, have also been given their marching orders as Jose Mourinho prepares to take over.

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The Portuguese, it has also been reported, received a £4m windfall from the club to remain patient as speculation continued to grow around Van Gaal’s future without the club making a decisive step to sack him.

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