Manchester United will appoint an external candidate as their caretaker for the rest of the season to replace Jose Mourinho. The MEN understands the interim appointment will be an external candidate, rather than United assistant Michael Carrick or academy head Nicky Butt.
Carrick and Kieran McKenna will take training with the first-team at United’s Carrington training ground on Tuesday but United hope to have the new caretaker coach in charge for the trip to Cardiff on Saturday.
As part of United’s new long-term planning, a head of football will be appointed and report to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino is favourite to replace Mourinho as United’s next permanent manager and would have the approval of Sir Alex Ferguson.
United said in a statement this morning: “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.