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Louis van Gaal: Dutchman sacked as Manchester United manager

Published 2008 GMT (0408 HKT) May 23, 2016
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Louis van Gaal has been sacked as manager of Manchester United. Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly set to take over from the Dutchman. PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Van Gaal guided United to fourth place and qualification for the Champions League in his first season in charge, but results and performances have fluctuated n recent months. Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
One of the 64-year-old's lowest moments came in February as United lost 2-1 to Danish minnows Midtjylland in the Europa League. Michael Regan/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
However, he did finish his tenure on a high by guiding Manchester United to its first trophy in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images