Louis van Gaal has been sacked as manager of Manchester United, with former Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho set to be named as his replacement.
van Gaal, 64, left after two years of a three-year contract and was discussing severance terms.
The former Netherlands boss was believed to earn around £6.4m a year. Mourinho’s appointment is expected to be confirmed after the 53-year-old Portuguese meets with senior United officials on Tuesday.
United had made an offer to Ryan Giggs, Van Gaal’s assistant, for him to stay at Old Trafford, but it was not known what role he would have and whether he would accept.
BBC Sport reported on Saturday that United’s FA Cup win over Crystal Palace would be Van Gaal’s last game in charge. He arrived at Manchester United’s training ground at 08:45 BST on Monday.
Forty-five minutes later, League Managers Association lawyer Paul Gilroy QC also drove into Carrington.
Gilroy is the same employment barrister who acted for David Moyes when he was sacked as manager by United in 2014.
He arrived at about 09:30 and was initially refused entry before being allowed in about 15 minutes later, refusing to answer questions about the reason for his presence.
According to his profile page on the Nine St John Street Chambers website, Gilroy has advised and acted for a number of football clients, including Roy Hodgson, Martin O’Neill, Sir Alex Ferguson, Harry Redknapp, Roy Keane, Roberto Martinez, Sam Allardyce, Brendan Rodgers, Alan Pardew, Nigel Pearson and Steve McClaren.
Source : SunOnline