Ahead of the Louis van Gaal Official announcement, it seems that the Manchester United cull of players and staff has already started, with the Daily Mail reporting that Phil Neville and goalkeeping coach Chris Woods being shown the door.
On the day that Rio Ferdinand was told that the club would not be offering him a contract extension, CEO Ed Woodward had also informed Phil Neville and Chris Woods that they both have no future at Manchester United with the new manager bringing in much of his own back room and training staff.
Both Phil Neville and Chris Woods joined up with a contract at Manchester United when David Moyes was gifted the managerial job last summer, but despite the club keeping them on after the Moyes sacking, it is time for a total change in and out of Carrington, with Neville and Woods being informed that their contracts have been terminated with immediate effect.
It is heavily rumoured that Louis van Gaal with bring back first-team coach Rene Meulensteen, who was seen at Old Trafford last weekend in the box of Robin van Persie.
Louis van Gaal’s arrival at the club can only be seen as a positive one, with getting rid of ageing players with a view to bring in new, fresh talent that can get Manchester United back to the top of the league and playing exciting football once again.
Phil Neville is set to leave, but Ed Woodward has made sure that Ryan Giggs will remain at the club as assistant manager, learning from Louis van Gaal over the next three-years. Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt are expected to continue at the club coaching and helping out Warren Joyce with the under-21s.