Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to be sacked over the coming hours after his position at Manchester United became untenable following a 4-1 drubbing against relegation battlers Watford. United called an emergency board meeting last night to discuss their next move and have reportedly come to the decision to axe Solskjaer, with the Glazers signing off on it.
The Norwegian boss is set to receive a £7.5m pay-off, having signed a three-year contract back in the summer.
United owners the Glazers will now begin their search for his replacement, with reports claiming a permanent successor is unlikely to be appointed until the summer.
Darren Fletcher and Michael Carrick have both been tipped to step in as interim bosses while United go through the process of finding their next boss.
Zinedine Zidane and Brendan Rodgers have both been heavily linked with the job in recent months but are not expected to take over immediatedly.