Jose Mourinho has been sacked by Manchester United. Despite the Reds winning both League Cup and Europa League titles since his appointment in 2016, they currently sit 19 points behind leaders Liverpool who beat them 3-1 on Sunday. Mourinho has been outspoken over the course of his two year reign and stripped Pogba of his vice-captaincy back in September. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will act as interim manager for the duration of the season. The Norwegian spent 11 years at Old Trafford as a player and is best remembered for scoring the winner in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich in 1999.
Manchester United has announced that Jose Mourinho has left the Club.
We would like to thank him for his work during his time at Manchester United and wish him success in the future. #MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 18, 2018
The NHL has partnered with Amazon Alexa-enabled devices in order to provide fans with news and scores for all 31 teams in the league. Fans will be able to ask Amazon Alexa-enabled devices when their team will play, who scored in the last games, team logos etc. The NHL are the first major North American professional sports league to offer this type of information on Alexa-enabled devices.
— SportTechie (@SportTechie) December 21, 2018
Premiership Rugby has agreed a £200m deal with the private equity firm, CVC Capital Partners. The firm have bought a minority shareholding of 27% and will be helping to drive growth in the sport. CVC are not new to sports investment having previously had dealings with Moto GP and Formula One. Earlier in the year a proposal of 51% ownership from the same company was rejected by the top flight rugby league.
Premiership Rugby has hailed a “new era” for English rugby union after receiving a UK£200 million investment from former Formula One owner CVC Capital Partners https://t.co/FEyPfIkOTc #Premiership #SportsBiz pic.twitter.com/3lqRFLoUR2
— SportsPro (@SportsPro) December 20, 2018