Cripes. That’s the last thing United fans want to hear. After Ancelotti, Klopp and Mourinho all ruled themselves out, all our hopes are pinned on Van Gaal. If he was to not become manager, who would take the job apart from potentially Giggs?
The article was based on what Van Gaal told Sky Sports in an interview at Holland training earlier this week, where he lambasted the BBC’s Dan Roan for asking stupid questions.
“We have not reached that stage yet [of signing a contract],” Van Gaal said.
“It’s not even clear if we will reach that stage. One has to wait.
“Some of the things that have been suggested are absolutely untrue.”
There’s no mention here at all of Van Gaal saying he might not become United manager. He simply said that he was yet to sign a contract with United, contrary to reports in the press.
Up until the time when Van Gaal’s name is on the dotted line and confirmed officially by the club, there is going to be that little bit at the back of most United fans thinking “what if” Van Gaal isn’t named manager?
At this stage, there’s nothing to suggest a deal won’t go through and he has not suggested at all that he may not become United’s manager. The only thing he said was that he hoped he’d get the job.