Mourinho, 55, departs Old Trafford after two-and-a-half years as United sits sixth in the table, 19 points off the top, with only one win in the league since Nov. 3.
Honestly I'm not sure what took them so long. I'm not a Manchester United fan, but anyone could see he was doing damage not only to the club but to its long term brand. Losing to Liverpool in Anfield was the straw that broke the camel's back, even though that game looked like an L from the beginning.
Now who becomes the next manager? Zinadine Zidane is a popular pick, but I'm not sure he wants to inherit a sinking ship, especially considering he probably left Real Madrid because its engine was about to fall apart.