Manchester United have announced the sacking of embattled coach, Jose Mourihno after the club made their worst start to a season in almost 30 years.
The English Premier League giants, disclosed this on their verified Twitter handle on Tuesday.
The club said, “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.”
This comes despite the club reaching the Champions League knockout stages.
The Red Devils will face star-studded Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16.
Disappointing results, dressing-room disharmony and criticism of the board’s transfer policy reportedly led to him being shown the door.
The 1-3 embarrassing defeat at Anfield against bitter rivals, Liverpool on Sunday could have been the last straw that destroyed any iota of confidence left in the 55-year old Portuguese coach.
That traumatising loss left Man Utd 19 points adrift league leaders, Liverpool.
It represents the club’s worst start in the league since 1990, jeopardizing their ambition of reaching the top four and a Champions League qualification spot.
At sixth place on the league table, they are 11 points away from a champions league spot.