The third season curse continues for Jose Mourinho as Manchester United has announced that the Portuguese manager has been sacked.
Mourinho’s sack follows a poor run of form which has seen United linger 11 points from fourth-placed Chelsea. A humiliating 3-1 defeat on Sunday at the hands of Liverpool has seen them succumb to a massive 19 points off the league leaders.
Also, off-pitch altercations with star player Paul Pogba has added to Mourinho’s woes this season which has led to rumours of an unsettled team.
“Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect,” a club 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.”
Mourinho led United to a Europa League triumph after being appointed at the start of the 2016-17 season. He also won the Capital One Cup and the Community Shield in the same year.
There are talks of former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane replacing Mourinho. Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino and former Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte have also been mentioned in the same breath.