Manchester United Sack Jose Mourinho
Manchester United have sacked José Mourinho following the clubs worst ever start to a league season for 28 years.
United’s poor start to the season has seen them fall 19 points behind 1st place Liverpool who beat them 3-1 on Sunday and 11 points off the top-four.
A statement from the club this morning 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.”
Mourinho’s side had won only one of their last 6 games in the league a run which saw them draw against Southampton and Crystal Palace and their only win coming against bottom of the table Fulham.
Mourinho’s relationship with executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward appeared to disintegrate over the summer after the club failed to land a new central defender. The Portuguese manager also criticised his existing player’s mentality on numerous occasions and was also involved in a public training ground argument with Paul Pogba earlier in the season.
Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna will be taking training sessions until the appointment of an interim manager. United’s next match is away to Cardiff on Saturday evening.