Louis van Gaal claims that he is not disappointed with Jose Mourinho, despite the Portuguese boss taking his job in 2016.
The Dutchman manager Manchester United for two years, guiding them to fourth in his first season before finishing fifth in his second season and missing out on the Champions League.
Van Gaal’s last game in charge was the FA Cup final, where his 10 man side came from behind to beat Crystal Palace at Wembley.
Mourinho had long been rumoured to be waiting in the wings to take over the reigns at Old Trafford, but Van Gaal insists he was given assurances that his job was safe
However, within days of lifting the FA Cup for the 12th time in the history, van Gaal was sacked, something he still hasn’t got over:
“I am not disappointed with Jose Mourinho. Every coach wants to train Manchester United, it’s one of the biggest clubs in the world,” he told Sport Bild.
“I think Jose wanted that, too, and although he was able to do so in 13th place, he had a chance on a fantastic team like Chelsea. I was in fourth place! I still do not blame him.
“What I find wrong is when a CEO says we’re totally happy with you, do not believe the press. Then you win the FA Cup and still be fired.”
Following his departure, van Gaal has retired from football, although he has since said he would like to return to the Premier League to take his revenge on his former employers.