Manchester United have fired manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Saturday’s 4-1 loss to newly promoted Watford.
After little over three years in the position, the Norwegian has been dismissed of his responsibilities, with Michael Carrick expected to take over as manager for the team’s next games in Europe.
A temporary manager will be appointed by the Red Devils until the conclusion of the season, the club has announced.
“Manchester United announces that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has resigned from his position as manager,” the club said in a statement.
“Ole will always be remembered as a legend at Manchester United, and it is with great sorrow that we have come to this tough decision,” the club said.
The last few weeks have been frustrating, but they should not overshadow the work he has done over the previous three years to re-establish the foundations for long-term success.”
Our heartfelt compliments for his tremendous work as manager and our best wishes for the future are sent to Ole as he departs.
“None of us will ever forget his contribution to the club’s history, not just for his achievements as a player, but also as a fine man and a manager who provided us with many memorable moments.”
“He will always be welcomed back to Old Trafford as a member of the Manchester United family,” the club said.