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Bayern bring forward Van Gaal axe

Louis van Gaal has been relieved of his duties as coach of Bayern Munich with immediate effect, the German club have confirmed.

The 59-year-old was due to leave the club at the end of the season but his departure has now been brought forward, with the club fourth in the Bundesliga and struggling to ensure qualification for next season's Champions League.

Van Gaal led the club to the league title last season, his first at the club, and also to the final of the Champions League. His assistant Andries Jonker will take charge until the end of the season, when Jupp Heynckes will succeed him as the club's new permanent boss.

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GJ232627d ago

Not a suprise especially after going out of the CL so early. and not getting any trophies. Managers are always a scapegoat for players not performing. If they dont move up the table many of their stars will leave in the summer

freeduck2627d ago

Bayern was very poor this season. Surprising they were so dominant last season now they sit 4th in the league

Sahil2626d ago

This is another case of a manager being axed because of his team not performing well. I wish him good luck for his career, had a great season with Bayern last year, nobody even thought Bayern would reach the finals of champions league. Had a good run with Munich :)