Louis van Gaal has walked out of his press conference this afternoon following a question about his future at Manchester United.
Van Gaal is currently under huge pressure at Man United following a six game winless run in all competitions.
There have been numerous reports this week suggesting that the United board were deciding whether or not to sack the Dutchman and replace him with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho. Van Gaal asked for an apology from the assembled media at his press conference before cutting it short after just four minutes and 58 seconds.
“Has anybody in this room not a feeling to apologise to me?” van Gaal said prior to walking out.
“That’s what I am wondering. I think I was already sacked I have read. Or have been sacked. Or that my colleague [Jose Mourinho] was here already.”
“What do you think that happens with my wife or with my kids? Or with my grandchildren? Or with the fans of Manchester United? Or with my friends? What do you think? They have called me, a lot of times, and also Arsene Wenger is saying something about that.
“Do you think I want to talk with the media now? I am here only because of the Premier League rules. I have to talk with you. But I can only see that when I talk to you that you put it in your context.”
Van Gaal isn’t the right man for United but he has a point. The veteran coach has enjoyed a long and successful career at the highest level and he deserves to be treated with dignity if and when his exit is confirmed, particularly as this is his last job in football. It remains to be seen how the club reacts to his decision to walk out of his press conference.