Manchester United manager Louis van Gisselt has said Louis van Merens will not return to the Manchester United coaching staff.
Speaking to reporters at the end of the club season, the Dutchman confirmed he would not return for his role at Old Trafford.
“No, I won’t,” Van Gaal said.
“It is the club I love and the club that I love.”
The club that has been with me for so many years and the team that I have worked with for so long.
“So I don’t see it as an issue.
I will continue working with the players.””
The players are the club, the fans are the players, the supporters are the fans.
I love the fans, the players love the players and so do I.”
We don’t want to lose the players that I know and love, and we don’t have to lose anybody in the way that we are going.
“They will be happy.”
Van Gissels’ departure leaves Manchester United with an empty managerial post and a vacancy at the top of the table.
The Dutchman has overseen the club to seven league wins and five FA Cup wins this season, and is currently in pole position to secure the Premier League title.
The 52-year-old also guided United to two of their biggest Premier League triumphs, a 3-1 defeat of Liverpool at Old Post Office in February 2016 and a 3+1 defeat at West Ham in March 2016.
Van Gaal has also won two domestic cups with Manchester United, the most ever achieved by a United manager in a single season.
United finished seventh in the Premier Clean sheets table in 2015-16 and were eliminated in the Champions League in the group stages in 2016-17.