The Latest on Jose Mourinho’s departure from Manchester United (all times local):

10:55 p.m.

Michael Carrick is in temporary charge as Manchester United searches for a caretaker manager until the end of the season.

Carrick joined the United coaching staff after retiring from playing in May.

Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho looks out from the bench prior a Group H Champions League soccer match between Valencia and Manchester United at the Mestalla Stadium in Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho looks out from the bench prior a Group H Champions League soccer match between Valencia and Manchester United at the Mestalla Stadium in Valencia, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)

After Jose Mourinho’s firing on Tuesday, United says it is conducting a “thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager” — signaling they won’t be in charge until next season.

Mourinho’s successor might not be leading a team in the Champions League next season, with United 11 points behind fourth-place Chelsea approaching the midpoint of the Premier League.

9:55 p.m.

Manchester United says Jose Mourinho has left the Premier League club with immediate effect.

Manchester United's manager Jose Mourinho during the training session at the AON Training Complex in Manchester, England, Tuesday Dec. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)
Manchester United’s manager Jose Mourinho during the training session at the AON Training Complex in Manchester, England, Tuesday Dec. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)

The decision was announced on Tuesday, two days after a 3-1 loss to Liverpool left United 19 points off the top of the Premier League after 17 games.

Mourinho lasted 2 1/2 years at United and won two titles, the English League Cup and the Europa League in his first season.

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Source: The Associated Press

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