Manchester United have decided to dismiss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager after a humiliating 4-1 defeat away to Watford.
An emergency virtual board meeting was called by the Glazer family during the second half of the match and within the talks, which started at about 7pm tonight, the group managing director, Richard Arnold, was instructed to negotiate the precise terms of Solskajer’s departure with the Norwegian.
It is believed that it would cost United about £7.5 million in severance pay to end his three-year tenure. Solskjaer signed a new contract in August but his deal is understood to include a one-season compensation payment should he be sacked. Darren Fletcher, the club’s technical director, is poised to take temporary charge.