Manchester United have confirmed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his role as Manager and former midfielder, Darren Fletcher will take charge of the club, reports say.
Solskjaer led United to just one win in seven Premier League games, dropping them to seventh in the table, 12 points behind leaders Chelsea.
The Norwegian was relieved of his role following Saturday’s humiliation by relegation-threatened Watford, who won 4-1 at Vicarage Road.
While the search for a new Manager begins, Fletcher who was a member of Sir Alex Ferguson’s famous Red Devils side takes interim charge.
According to Manchester Evening News, Fletcher, though without a coaching experience, will be assisted by current first team coach Michael Carrick.
The Scot is expected to be at the helm temporarily and would lead the side against Villarreal for Tuesday’s Champions League game and possibly be at the dugout when they visit Chelsea next week.
For the time being, no permanent successor is ready to replace Solskjaer yet, with Zinedine Zidane, Brendan Rodgers and current Ajax boss, Erik Ten Hag thought to be the favourites for the role at Old Trafford.