Manchester United have sacked Jose Mourinho after Sunday’s defeat at Liverpool left the club 11 points adrift of the Premier League top four.
Mourinho, 55, departs Old Trafford after two-and-a-half years with United sitting sixth in the table, and with only one win in the league since Nov. 3.
He was informed of the decision at the club’s Carrington training ground on Tuesday, with executive vice chairman Ed Woodward delivering the news in person around 9:30 a.m.
Former Red Devils striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is one name under consideration to take charge for the rest of the season – as the club look to restructure with a technical director of football and a new permanent boss in the summer.
The club are closing in on the appointment of former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim boss, provided they can agree terms with Norwegian club Molde, but Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino remains the firm favourite for the role on a permanent basis.
Mourinho said his goodbyes to several staff members, and some United players went into his office to see him, although it is unconfirmed which players they were.