As he arrived at The Lowry hotel along with the Manchester United team tonight, Louis van Gaal carried a gallows look along with the bags in his hands.
There’s an ominous feeling around the Dutchman going into tomorrow’s game at Chelsea; it’s increasingly looking like being his last.
According to the Telegraph, Van Gaal is prepared to walk away from the job after the Chelsea game; win, lose or draw.
The paper report that LVG met with chief executive Ed Woodward after the Boxing Day defeat to Stoke, and expressed his misgivings about continuing in the job.
Indeed, Van Gaal publicly admitted that he could walk at his post-match press conference, but this was more in an attempt to stymie all the talk of him getting the sack.
Having lost the last four games on the bounce, a win at the Bridge looks unlikely for United tomorrow, but how odd it would be for him to walk away from the job on the back of a big win at a place like Chelsea.
Could a win be enough to bolster his confidence convince him to stay? Most United fans will be hoping not…