Pogba deletes cryptic post of him smiling after Mourinho is axed

Mourinho has been sacked leaving Ed Woodward with big decisions to make

The Portuguese Mourinho, 55, was let go nearly three years to the day after being sacked by Chelsea, who he led to three English titles over two separate stints.

As for the rest of the Premier League contingent, Manchester United may as well go home now, Spurs will fall short in the quarter-finals while Liverpool's squad depth will be exposed at the business end of the season with the whiff of a maiden Premier League title set to be too hard not to prioritise.

"The recruitment over the last years has been erratic, the current management team have had three chances at appointing a manager, they're probably going to get a fourth".

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Meanwhile, £50m summer signing Fred has made eight appearances in the Premier League this season.

Wanted: A coach to restore Manchester United to its former status as a major force in European soccer.

Asked about Liverpool reaching the Champions League final this season, Rush was quoted as saying by beIN Sports: "I'd like to think so".

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Pogba took to Instagram just moments after news of Mourinho's sacking broke, posting a picture of himself smiling and writing "caption this" next to it.

Mourinho's first season with United saw them win the Europa League and League Cup, and they were Premier League runners-up last term.

According to Harris, who teaches a course called "Managing Soccer: Global & Local Perspectives", United are bigger than any one man and the decision to send Mourinho packing drives home that philosophy to players, fans and opponents. Mourinho had to go in the end.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino's name has already been floated as a permanent long-term replacement for Mourinho - and Fletcher tipped the Argentinian for the Old Trafford helm.

They are only five points better off than Albion, who defeated Mourinho's side at the Amex at the end of last season and earlier this season. The interim coach's priority will be to claw back that massive deficit to the top four and try to qualify for the Champions League - the minimum requirement for big teams like United at the start of every season.

Pochettino insisted he is focused only on his job in north London.

Steven Gerrard does not believe Jose Mourinho deserves some of the criticism being aimed at him following his Manchester United exit on Tuesday.

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