Louis van Gaal has refused to comment on speculation that Jose Mourinho will take over his position at Manchester Uniteddespite the Dutchman winning the FA Cup title after beating Crystal Palace in a thrilling final that went into extra time. This was United's first FA Cup win since 2004 and the first trophy after Sir Alex Ferguson's reign at the club.
The Dutchman failed to lead United to a top four finish and finished the season in fifth spot, something that did not go down well with the higher management. This is speculated to be one of the reasons, the club may decided to turn a blind eye to his cup success and appoint Mourinho, who previously confirmed that he will be back in management in July after being sacked by Chelsea in December 2015.
Van Gaal was adamant that winning the FA Cup was more important than playing in the Champions League, but refused to comment on the rising indecisiveness among the club ranks over his future. The former Bayern Munich manager still has a year left on his current contract, but chief executive Ed Woodward is likely to pass the baton on to Mourinho.
"I show you the cup. I don't discuss it with my friends in the media who already sack me for six months. I do not want to talk about leaving," Van Gaal said, when asked about his future at United, according to Goal.
"Of course, I have said when I started as the manager that we are in a process of transition. I have had to refresh my squad, and I have done it and in spite of the many injuries we have had this season we have lifted the cup. I am very proud to be the first manager since the days of Sir Alex Ferguson [to win a major trophy], and I have made a picture with him because that is history," he added.