A huge news is speculated this morning as Daily Star claimed that Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is chasing a new contract at Old Trafford.
Previously, it was thought that the Dutchman would retire after serving the Red Devils until his contract expires at the Theater of Dreams.
His current contract will expire in the summer of 2017 and the Dutchman previously said that he is willing to retire after that and give time to his family.
But after United’s brilliant 3-1 win yesterday against Liverpool yesterday, it is reported that the Dutchman is seeking a new contract.
Louis van Gaal’s current contract earns him about £6 million per year. When he joined the club one season ago, he did very well to bring the club back to Champions League after a dismal last season under David Moyes.
From seventh to fourth, he did very well in one season and started the new season brightly which got even better with the 3-1 win against Liverpool yesterday.
It is reported that the manager now wants to reconsider his decision to retire in 2017 and wants to stay here for more time.
Van Gaal and his wife Truus are enjoying life in Cheshire and he has a good working relationship with Old Trafford CEO Ed Woodward, who believes the former Holland coach is the ideal manager to guide the club’s young players.
LVG has also hit the first target set for him by United’s owners – the Glazer family – by guiding the club back into the group stage of the Champions League.
Looking at the bigger picture, last week The Times claimed that there have been disagreements at Man United’s training ground as senior players have confronted the Iron Tulip about his strict training methods.
Let us see how things turn out if the news is true and van Gaal extends his contract or not.