Jose Mourinho sacked as Manchester United Manager

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    Jose Mourinho has been sacked as Manager of Manchester United after two and a half years at the helm.

    According to the BBC, the latest development comes after a fall-out for an £89 million record signing of Paul Pogba.

    Pogba was an unused substitute in United’s 3-1 defeat against Liverpool on Sunday.

    United are currently 6th in the Premier League, 19 points behind leaders Liverpool.

    The club said in a statement that a caretaker-manager will be appointed until the end of the season while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager.

    Meanwhile Sky Sports News says it understands Michael Carrick will be appointed interim Manager until a new temporary boss is appointed within the next 48 hours.

    Mourinho has been the subject of intense scrutiny this season with the 55 year old Portuguese recently insisting that he had ‘not lost the dressing room’.

    United are currently 6th in the Premier League, 19 points behind leaders Liverpool

    Announcing his departure from the club, United said, “The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future.”

    He had signed a new two year contract until 2020 earlier this year, but Sky Sports says his troubled season began when he publicly criticized the United board for not backing him in the summer transfer market.

    Mourinho wanted at least one new centre-back, but failed to get his demand, as the club signed midfielder Fred, Porto youngster Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant as a backup goalkeeper.

    Mourinho’s sacking comes after a fall-out with £89m record signing Paul Pogba, who was an unused substitute for the defeat at Anfield on Sunday.

    The Portuguese national leaves Man United having won a Europa League and EFL Cup doubles in 2016-17.

    He won 84 of his 144 games in charge.