Louis van Gaal stoms out of press conference after job speculation

first_imgLouis van Gaal has walked out of a press conference after becoming annoyed about speculation regarding his future as Manchester United manager.Rumours have been rife this week that the Dutchman is about to be sacked and replaced by Jose Mourinho, who was dismissed by Chelsea last Thursday.But, after less than five minutes, Van Gaal refused to take any more questions and walked out, saying as he passed a table of mince pies and wine that had been laid on for the media: “I wish you a merry Christmas and also maybe a happy new year when I see you.“Enjoy the wine and a mince pie. Goodbye.”The Dutchman only answered three questions from the broadcast media and then refused to take any questions from the written press.It was clear the 64-year-old, who is halfway through his three-year contract, was in an angry mood from the moment he took his seat in the media room at the club’s training ground in Carrington.“Has anybody in this room not a feeling to apologise to me? That’s what I’m wondering,” he snapped after being asked about Arsene Wenger’s claim Van Gaal’s treatment had been “disrespectful”.“I think I was already sacked, I have read – I have been sacked. 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 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 that I want to talk with the media now? I’m here only because of the Premier League rules. I have to talk with you. But I can only see when I say something that you use my words in your context“I want to say only that I have tried to lift the confidence of my players, I have done everything this week. I hold meetings, evaluation meetings with the players, with my member of staff, I hold a Christmas lunch, I have held a speech and I feel the warmth and support of everybody in Carrington, this AON training complex. But I didn’t feel that in the media and, of course, I can imagine that you can write about that subject. We are not in a good position but four weeks ago we were first in the Premier League and in about four weeks we can again be back in that position.” Manchester United Louis van Gaal 1last_img read more