Manchester United have announced that Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect. An interim manager will be appointed until the end of the season.

A statement from the club confirmed that, ‘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.’

The 55 year-old was fired after strings of unimpressive performances by the club. The latest being Sunday’s defeat at Liverpool, closing a tenure that began in May 2016. The Red Devils are 19 points behind Liverpool.

Lyon’s manager Bruno Genesio could replace the Portuguese at Manchester United. The Frenchman is currently on his way to England to finalize the deal, league sources tell Libero Lyon. Former Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane is another favourite to be Manchester United’s next manager.