Jose Mourinho has been relieved of his position as coach of Manchester United following his team’s poor start to the season.
Man Utd’s 3-1 lose to Liverpool over the weekend seemed to be the final nail in the coffin for what has been a turbulent season for Mourinho.
The gaffer had fallen out with record signing, Paul Pogba, often criticizing him and leaving him on the bench for most of the season.
Mourinho has also been unable to get the best of Alexis Sanchez who has struggled to nail down a spot in the team despite the huge sum of money spent on him.
The sacking of the Portuguese comes as a shock to many, considering the timing and just barely two months to Man Utd’s round of 16 tie against PSG.
A statement released by United read:
“Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect.
“The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future.
“A new caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the current season, while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.”
Meanwhile, bookmakers are tipping former Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger or former Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane to take over the team at the end of the season.