Manchester United appoint new manager after Mourinho's sack

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Former Manchester United midfielder, Michael Carrick has been appointed to takeover as caretaker boss at the club.

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This is following the sack of Jose Mourinho on Tuesday.

The club slumped to a 3-1 defeat at arch-rivals Liverpool on Sunday and left them a whopping 19 points adrift of the Premier League table toppers.

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Reports emerging from Old Trafford said that the club has appointed Carrick as caretaker boss until a permanent replacement is made.

The 37-year-old former England international resigned from playing football last summer, and despite being just a matter of months into his new role at United, has made himself popular with the club's players, who enjoy a good rapport with their former teammate.

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A former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane and Mauricio Pochettino are leading candidates to take the position permanently.

United would to pay Mourinho, who was sacked on Tuesday after a 3-1 loss to Liverpool, a staggering £24million in compensation.

A source at Old Trafford told Sky Sport, "Michael Carrick will be acting as interim manager of Manchester United until a new temporary manager is appointed - an external appointment is expected within 48 hours. Carrick and Kieran McKenna will continue to take training in the meantime."


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