Manchester United have sacked manager Jose Mourinho after identifying a catalogue of his failings at the club.
The Portuguese, 55, took over in May 2016 and led United to League Cup and Europa League titles but they are 19 points behind league leaders Liverpool.
The club have made a change after no progress with results or style despite spending nearly £400m on 11 players.
The club also says the new manager will understand the philosophy of the club, including its attacking traditions.
It is understood that players and staff are not happy after a disappointing and unsettling period during which young players were not developed.
➡ Player and staff not happy under him
➡ Mourinho was responsible for choosing all 11 of his signings
➡ Mourinho wanted to work within his own structure – the club will be looking to add a head of football.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 18, 2018