Going, going, gone! Manchester United have sacked Jose Mourinho, as the self-proclaimed Special One will leave Old Trafford with immediate effect.
The club confirmed the news via their Twitter feed earlier today, with United now to appoint an interim manager until the season’s end.
At this point, the front-runner for the job on a short-term basis is Michael Carrick, who has been working under Mourinho as a coach over the last year or so.
I think we all wanted Mourinho to be sacked, but I’m surprised at the timing of it, to be honest. United have been slow on the uptake in sacking both Louis van Gaal and David Moyes in recent years, but it seems they’ve gone early this time around.
When Mourinho was appointed, we all wanted him to succeed. After a decent start, things went downhill pretty quickly and this season has been nothing short of a disaster.
The players looked bereft of confidence. The club, as a whole, looks to be in a real mess. United need a reset, they need to get themselves back on track, and they have to ensure this next, long-term appointment is the correct one.