Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been sacked as Manchester United manager.
The club’s board convened after Saturday afternoon’s dismal 4-1 defeat at Watford, one of the worst displays of the Norwegian’s tenure. The consensus was that the nature of the performance was unacceptable. Michael Carrick will now take charge of the Champions League game against Villarreal on Tuesday.
This was disclosed in a statement on the club’s website on Sunday.
“Ole will always be a legend at Manchester United and it is with regret that we have reached this difficult decision,” the statement said.
“While the past few weeks have been disappointing, they should not obscure all the work he has done over the past three years to rebuild the foundations for long-term success.
“Ole leaves with our sincerest thanks for his tireless efforts as Manager and our very best wishes for the future. His place in the club’s history will always be secure, not just for his story as a player, but as a great man and a Manager who gave us many great moments. He will forever be welcome back at Old Trafford as part of the Manchester United family.”
The statement added that Michael Carrick will take charge of the team for forthcoming games, while the club looks to appoint an interim manager to the end of the season.