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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.



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" 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. "

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