Manchester United have lined up club legend Michael Carrick as a shock replacement for Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese tactician will be sacked after the Premier League game against Newcastle United on Saturday according to the Daily Mirror and former midfielder Michael Carrick has been touted as his temporary replacement.
Carrick, 37, who joined the Red Devils from top-four rivals Tottenham Hotspur, retired from the playing squad last season before joining the technical crew ahead of this season.
He’s presently an assistant coach to Jose Mourinho in the present Manchester United technical crew setup.
According to a report from the renowned English news portal Daily Star, Carrick will take charge of first-team duties once Jose Mourinho has been sacked after the Newcastle United game.
The former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager has been under severe pressure after leading the Red Devils to their worst league start in almost three decades.
The last league game, a 3-1 defeat to West Ham United, left the Red Devils (10 points) in 10th spot and nine points adrift of city rivals Manchester City and Liverpool.
The decision to sack Mourinho was reportedly made after his Manchester United team played out a feeble goalless draw in their Champions League home game against Spanish side Valencia on Tuesday.
The final whistle was greeted with the chorus of boos from Manchester United fans.
His position at the club has not been helped by the feud with both Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba.