Mourinho Sacked - Laurent Blanc Favourite to replace him
Manchester United have announced that Jose Mourinho will leave the club with immediate effect. In a statement on the clubs website they thank Jose for all his work whilst in charge of the club and wish him all the success in the future.
Manchester United will appoint a caretaker manager till the end of the season while they conduct their recruitment process for a new manager.
We take a look at the TOP five favourites for his permanant replacement.
- Laurent Blanc
The former Manchester United defender, and former France and Paris St Germain football manager, is seen as one of the top favourites for the job.
- Zinedine Zidane
The former French world cup winner and Real Madrid boss is sure to be on the shortlist drawn up for the new role.
- Antonio Conte
The former Italian world cup runner up and ex Chelsea boss is another favourite for the job.
- Ryan Giggs
Wales manager and former assistant Manchester United manager and legend Ryan Giggs is another keen favourite.
- Michael Carrick
Finally, in fifth place we have another Manchester United legend Michael Carrick. The midfielder is being a firm favourite to be appointed as interim manager.