OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has been fired by Manchester United bringing his three years management of the club to an end.
This comes after the 4-1 humiliation at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon and after the defeat, United called an emergency board meeting where they finally reach an agreement to part ways with the club legend.
A club statement announcing his sacking reads:
“Manchester United announces that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his role as manager.Ole will always be a legend at Manchester United and it is with regret that we have reached this difficult decision. 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.
Michael Carrick will now take charge of the team for forthcoming games, while the club looks to appoint an interim manager to the end of the season.”
And Solskjaer said his goodbyes to his staff and players following the brutal defeat with club chiefs to sack him within 48 hours.
Sacking Solskjaer will cost the club a staggering £7.5million after the Norwegian signed a new three-year deal in July.
After the Watford mauling, travelling fans mercilessly booed Solskjaer off the pitch, with the boss waving apologetically.
The Glazers are now likely to replace him with Zinedine Zidane, despite also being linked with Brendan Rodgers, Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino.