Man Utd sack manager with club seventh in Premier League

The club have won just one of their past seven Premier League matches and are seventh in the table, 12 points behind leaders Chelsea.

First-team coach Michael Carrick has been placed in temporary charge while United seek an interim manager to the end of the season.

"It is with regret that we have reached this difficult decision," United said.

The club's recent run of poor form includes a 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool on 24 October and a 2-0 defeat by Manchester City on 6 November.

Former All Black sacked by French club

Pau announced Taylor, who played three tests for the All Blacks in 2013, left France on March 17 after the French Top 14 season was suspended, despite the club telling all players not to leave and "respect government measures". 

Where Taylor went remains unclear. 

"On March 17, 2020, the club noted that Mr Tom Taylor had left the national territory without any prior authorisation from his employer, even though all players were asked to remain at the disposal of the club and to respect government measures in as part of the fight against COVID-19," says Pau.

Ventura sacked as Italy coach

Italy faced Sweden in a two-legged World Cup qualification play-off and ultimately fell short of expectations, losing 1-0 on aggregate thanks to the first-leg defeat in Solna.

The four-time world champions will miss the tournament for the first time since 1958.

Ventura was under pressure even before the 0-0 draw at San Siro on Monday confirmed their absence from Russia next year, with failure effectively ending his tenure.

Anthony Scaramucci sacked as Trump media chief

The former Wall Street financier had drawn criticism after calling a reporter to give a profanity-laced tirade against his colleagues.

Mr Trump's chief of staff Reince Priebus and spokesman Sean Spicer both left their posts over his appointment.

The decision was made by Mr Trump's new chief of staff, John Kelly, who was sworn in on Monday.

A three-sentence statement from the White House reads: "Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House Communications Director.