RVP TRANSFER ONE OF LVG MISTAKES
Louis van Gaal’s sack at Manchester United as manager didn’t come as a surprise to many as it had been widely speculated in light of recent performance at the club which culminated in failing to get UEFA Champions league qualification.
The Premier League outfit wanted a difference after performing abysmally under former coach David Moyes. LVG was appointed in the summer of 2014 and he called Manchester United “the biggest club in the World.”
The 64-year old Dutchman had resumed at Old Trafford after his decent performance leading Netherlands to third place at the World Cup. As a versatile and experienced coach, a lot was expected of the tactician, most of which he failed to deliver. He signed a three-year deal with The Red Devils that saw the first season at the helms provide a glimmer of hope.
He helped the club return to the top four and secured Champions League qualification, even whilst the likes of the betting company StanJames were offering odds on him failing to make the top four.
Sadly this triumph turned a disappointment as they were knocked out in the group stages of the tournament and failed to make it the next season. This miss made the second in three years for the elite club.
LVG's tactics aimed at defensive organization and retaining possession worked to an extent but they never achieved much with it save the FA cup win the team won after defeating Crystal Palace. Man United spent 250 million Pounds in re-building the squad ahead of this just concluded season, hence the disappointment when they couldn’t achieve much.
While analyzing his achievements and performance at the club, the sale of Van Persie and Javier Hernandez to Fenerbahce and Bayer Leverkusen last summer was named as part of the possible mistakes he made as there was a strikers’ shortage, that was made worst with underperformance of others and the injury of Wayne Rooney.
The sale of Angel Di Maria even with his disappointing first season was condemned, especially as he went on to achieve so much elsewhere.
Former Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho is believed to be LVG’s replacement and would be announced anytime soon.