Jose Mourinho has left Manchester United after a tumultuous 2 and a half years in charge of the super-club

Simon Stacpoole / Offside / Getty ImagesJose Mourinho.
  • Jose Mourinho has left Manchester United, the club announced on Tuesday.
  • According to BBC Sport, the caretaker manager to replace Mourinho will not be assistant coach Michael Carrick or academy boss Nicky Butt.
  • A short statement posted United’s website 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.”
  • Mourinho was with United for two and a half years, winning the Europa League and FA cup during that time.
  • The club is currently suffering its worst start to a premier league season in 28 years, though, and reports of friction with his players are among the reasons fans have called for his dismissal.

Jose Mourinho has left Manchester United with immediate effect, the English super-club said on Tuesday morning.

A short statement posted on the club website 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.”

According to BBC Sport, the caretaker manager will not be drawn from within the club, ruling out former United midfielder Michael Carrick.

Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has also reportedly been ruled out.

Mourinho was with United for two and a half years during which time he won the Europa League and the FA Cup.

The club is currently suffering its worst start to a premier league season since 1990-91, though, sitting in sixth place after losing to league leaders Liverpool FC 3-1 at the weekend.

The Portuguese manager’s relationship with his players has been the cause of much speculation, particularly around superstar midfielder Paul Pogba who United signed for a record £89 million ($US113 million) fee.

Pogba captained the France national team to victory at the World Cup this summer, but, following a much-shared training ground dispute, has failed to start under Mourinho in recent matches.

Mourinho has never completed four seasons at a single club. His longest spell was his first tenure of Chelsea, where he made a shock exit at the start of the 2007-08 season following a series of disagreements with the London side’s owner, Roman Abramovich.

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