Louis van Gaal has been left feeling betrayed by the manner in which he was shown the Manchester United exit and is now seeking a quick return to football, according to a report.
The Dutchman’s two-year spell at Old Trafford was brought to an inevitable end last week, just days after winning his first piece of silverware at the club when beating Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final.
Jose Mourinho, a long-term close friend of Van Gaal’s, was the man ushered in by the Red Devils as they aim to once more restore themselves as a major force in English and European football.
However, is it claimed by The Sun that the 64-year-old boss is still seething over the way reports emerged of his sacking when celebrations were still in full swing at Wembley Stadium eight days ago.
A source close to Van Gaal is quoted as saying: “Louis feels betrayed by how Jose took over and how he was sacked. He didn’t believe he would be axed after the FA Cup win and now realises what happened since December with Mourinho.
“Louis feels stabbed in the back by Jose – and by the club. He had heard everything during the season but the fact remained he was still manager and then won the prize of the FA Cup. Maybe his own personality meant he didn’t believe it.