Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger criticized the media for speculating about Louis van Gaal’s future at Manchester United.
Wenger said that it was disrespectful to van Gaal as he is still in charge at Old Trafford. Several media outlets have run stories that van Gaal is on his way out and that Jose Mourinho is taking over United.
“I do not want to go in a world of speculation,” Wenger told the Guardian. “I have a huge respect for Louis van Gaal and I think what is going on there is disrespectful. This guy has worked for 30 years in football and has delivered unbelievable quality of work. Of course he deserves more time.”
Wenger refused to address Mourinho’s sacking at Chelsea, despite their public feuds over the years.
“I think a lot has been made on that and I do not need to add anything,” Wenger said. “I do not want anyone to lose their job. My personal feelings on that front is that it is always sad when someone loses their job.”
He did however give his thought on Pep Guardiola’s announcement that he will be leaving Bayern Munich at the end of the season. Guardiola has been heavily linked to take over at Manchester City since his decision to leave Bayern became public knowledge.
“I don’t like the fact managers come out so early for what they will do, because it’s not necessarily good for their own team, nor for the speculation about the managers who are going through a little bit of a difficult patch,” Wenger said.