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Tuesday, 18 December 2018

BREAKING: Manchester United Fires Jose Mourinho, Michael Carrick Takes Charge But He'll Get A £22.5m Pay-Off

Jose Mourinho sacked by Manchester United - and he'll get £22.5m pay-off
Jose Mourinho's two-and-a-half year reign came to an end at 9:46am this morning following the club's worst start to a top-flight season since 1990. His last game was a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. The club released a statement on their website which read: 'Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect.' Mourinho (pictured, left, arriving at the club's training ground this morning and, right, with his wife Matilde) is set to receive a £22.5million pay-off. United hope to announce a caretaker manager to see out the rest of the season within 48 hours.
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Jose Mourinho arrives at Carrington on Tuesday morning before being sacked by the club
Jose Mourinho arrives at Carrington on Tuesday morning before being sacked by the club
Mourinho was chauffeured into the training ground, but did not take the session like usual
Mourinho was chauffeured into the training ground, but did not take the session like usual
How United announced the news: The club released a short 65-word statement at 9:46am
How United announced the news: The club released a short 65-word statement at 9:46am

The club released a statement on their website which read: '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 two-and-a-half year reign came to an end following the club's worst start to a top-flight season since 1990. His last game was a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. 
Sportsmail understands that club officials agreed that any progress under Mourinho had stalled this season and that, importantly, a number of the club's exciting youth prospects were not developing under the former Chelsea manager.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba was quick to take to Instagram in the aftermath of Mourinho's sacking, posting a cheeky, now-deleted picture alongside the words: 'Caption this'

Mourinho poses with his daughter Matilde (left) and wife Matilde (right) at 2014 fashion show
Mourinho poses with his daughter Matilde (left) and wife Matilde (right) at 2014 fashion show
United hope to announce a caretaker manager to see out the rest of the season within 48 hours. Current assistant Michael Carrick is not expected to take the role but sources say the appointment will be a man with strong links to the club.
It is understood that Laurent Blanc, the former Manchester United defender and one-time France and Paris Saint-Germain manager, is a front-runner to take over at Old Trafford as caretaker boss.
The 53-year-old is a good friend of club legend Sir Alex Ferguson, and is available immediately having been out of work for the last two years. 
Mourinho had often suggested he had not been backed sufficiently in the transfer market. However, United officials did not share that view. 
It is understood ex-United defender Laurent Blanc is a front-runner to take over as caretaker
It is understood ex-United defender Laurent Blanc is a front-runner to take over as caretaker

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