Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's reign as Manchester United manager has been finally brought to an end following a recent run of miserable results.
Humiliating defeats to Liverpool and Manchester City in recent weeks left the Norwegian's job hanging by a thread and Saturday's 4-1 defeat at Watford – United's fifth in their last seven league matches – proved to be in the final nail in the coffin.
An emergency board meeting was called after the Watford game and Solskjaer was officially dismissed the next morning at United's Carrington training ground.
The 48-year-old spent the next few hours saying goodbye to players, staff members and even some United supporters who had gathered outside the complex to show their support.
Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani weren't present due to injury and subsequently missed out on a final farewell.
Michael Carrick, who has been working as a first-team coach for the last three years, has been appointed caretaker manager as the United board goes in search of Solskjaer's permanent replacement.
The likes of Zinedine Zidane, Mauricio Pochettino, Brendan Rodgers and Erik ten Haag have been touted as candidates, though the club may have to wait until the end of the season to land one of them.
Zidane is reportedly United's primary target, and it's understood the former Real Madrid manager is open to a move to England, but apparently his wife isn't so keen.
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United have been big admirers of Pochettino for years, but prising him away from PSG could be tricky given that he only joined the club in January.
Cristiano Ronaldo meanwhile reportedly wants the club to hire Luis Enrique, who is currently in charge of the Spanish national side.
Ronaldo believes that Enrique is good enough to ensure United can compete with the likes of Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea going forward.
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