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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 28 / 15

ManU Manager LOUIS VAN GAAL has just two seasons remaining at the club, "revealing that he will not extend his contract beyond the three-year deal he signed last summer." The Dutchman explained to reporters "that he had made a promise to his wife about retiring" and that he plans to honor it. When...

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