Manchester United have fired manager Jose Mourinho after a disastrous start the season, which sees the Red Devils dropping significantly off the title pace.
The club released a statement on its official website to confirm the Portuguese’s departure after two and a half years in charge.
The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future.
“Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect,” the statement read.
“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.”
During his time in charge at Manchester United, the 55-year-old won the League Cup and the Europa League and finished second last season to Manchester City in the Premier League.
Manchester United are sixth in the Premier League at the moment, 19 points behind leaders Liverpool, who eased past them 3-1 on Sunday.