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Jose Mourinho Gone! Embattled Coach Sacked By Manchester United

The 'Special One' has a special talent for getting sacked.

Manchester United announced Jose Mourinho has been sacked, effective immediately.

The club made the announcement on Tuesday.

"Manchester United announces that manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect," the club said in a statement.

"The club would like to thank Jose for his work during his time at Manchester United and to wish him success in the future."

The announcement follows an embarrassing defeat against arch-rivals Liverpool on Sunday.

Once dubbed 'The Special One', Mourinho has had a rough Premier League campaign, with the club sitting at sixth on the table -- their worst start to a season ever.

A caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of season while the club searches for a new manager.

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Mourinho began his top flight coaching career in his home country Portugal, with Porto FC. He led them to a domestic league and Champions League double in 2004, but he's not remembered all too fondly at the club.

The club president, Pinto da Costa is said to have resented Mourinho meeting with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich for talks without informing Porto.

Mourinho moved to Chelsea for the start of the 2004/2005 season, and despite leading Chelsea to their first Premier League title in 50 years, and going back-to-back in 2006, the Blues sacked Mourinho the following season.

Jose Mourinho poses with the Community Shield, Barclays Premiership and Coca Cola League Cup trophies Image: Chelsea FC Via Getty Images

He then moved on to Italy's Inter Milan, where he won the Serie A title in his first season and the Champions League in 2010.

Real Madrid was Mourinho's next port-of-call, where again his 'special' powers were at work. He took Los Blancos to their first La Liga title in four years, but his third and final season there was described by the man himself as the "worst of his career".

He is not remembered fondly in the Spanish capital either, having had public spats with a number of top players -- including much-loved captain Iker Casillas who later left the club.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Iker Casillas of Real Madrid and Real Madrid head coach Jose Mourinho. Image: Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic

After Spain, Mourinho was back at Chelsea, and the Blues fairytale seemed back on track. He won his third Premier League title in 2014/2015, until his third season curse hit again.

Chelsea won just 11 points in 12 games the following season, and he was again shown the door.

After his most recent axing from Manchester United -- just one day after the third anniversary of his second Chelsea sacking -- Mourinho has now been sacked from every English club he has coached.