Van Gaal has stated he is schocked at Chelsea’s dismissal of Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho left Chelsea yesterday, in it what is believed was mutual consent.
But Van Gaal is still shocked at the sacking of his understudy.
“It’s a big surprise for me, I didn’t expect it,” he told reporters during his press-conference ahead of their Premier League clash with Norwich City on Saturday.
“[He is] a fantastic manager with a record that nobody has in this football world.
“But it is still possible, and what I have said in my own press conference is that the main thing is always of course the results first and then the chemistry between the players, the manager and his staff.
“I cannot judge what is happening at Chelsea but I was surprised. It’s like that. We know that, Jose knows that. It’s this world.”