Breaking News: Manchester United sack manager Jose Mourinho

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Manchester United have sacked the manager Jose Mourinho after two and a half years in charge of the club.

Despite winning both the League Cup and the Europa League at Old Trafford, the recent inconsistent results from the club have led to the dismissal of the 55-year old Portuguese, who is believed to be one of the most successful coaches in the world today. 

However, despite Jose Mourinho’s impressive past coaching achievements, the recent defeat of Manchester United on Sunday in the hands of Liverpool, which has left United sixth in the Premier League, 19 points behind leaders Liverpool, was the last straw that broke the camel’s back. Prior to the dismissal, speculations had it that Jose Mourinho would be shown the exit door, but that never happened.

In a statement released by Manchester United, the club thanked the Portuguese for his work at the Old Trafford and wished him success in his endeavours:

“The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future.”

Meanwhile, Manchester United said they would appoint a caretaker-manager to take over the club till the end of the season after which a new full-time manager will be appointed.

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