Ed Woodward has decided on Jose Mourinho’s long term replacement

Manchester United dismissed Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho on Tuesday evening, despite extending his contract beyond his third spell.

It was truly telling they had had enough of the series of poor results and labouring performance, a blame shared not only by Mourinho–although most of it–but also the club’s elite players.

Former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now at the helm, but as interim boss, until they find a suitable replacement. United are on the look out for a manager that will bring back their old glory. A manager who’s tactics and style of play embraces the club’s philosophy.

And with that said, United may have found just the right man to help them bounce off regrets they’ve had so far since signing Mourinho in 2016, despite his successes in the FA Cup and Europa League.

We’d have expected it to be Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino, after rumours linking him to the job. However, it is unlikely Pochettino will dump his promising role at Spur and jump on the bus to Manchester.

United have decided to ping former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane for help.

It is said that United’s bigwig Ed Woodward had contacted the former Real Madrid boss about taking over mid-season, but Zidane parried talks about taking hold of the job, insisting he’d prefer starting in the summer.