Manchester United will sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer within the next 48 hours amid a torrid run of results that culminated in Saturday's 4-1 defeat against Watford.
Details of Solskjaer's hefty compensation package have come to light ahead of his imminent departure.
United's horror period continued at Vicarage Road as a spineless showing resulted in a disastrous result.
Josh King and Ismaila Sarr opened the scoring before Joao Pedro, and Emmanuel Dennis piled on the misery in stoppage time.
Solskjaer looked dejected at full-time as sections of the United away end targeted him and his players with boos.
After five losses in their last seven Premier League games, the Red Devils will now make a financial sacrifice to dismiss him.
According to The Sun, Solskjaer has managed his final game in charge of United and will lose his job by the end of Monday.
The Norwegian club icon said his goodbyes to his coaching staff and players in the Vicarage Road dressing room after the final whistle.
It's going to cost United £7.5million to sack Solskjaer after handing him a new three-year contract in July.
But the situation has reached a sorry climax, and the club are already making moves to secure his successor.
The Times claim club owners, the Glazers, have ordered an improved attempt to lure ex-Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane to Old Trafford.
Zidane has reservations over moving to England midway through the season after leaving Real at the end of last season.
But United are set to intensify their bid to recruit the 49-year-old as Solskjaer's replacement in the coming days.
The three-time Champions League-winning manager could be tempted by an increased financial package but would leave United panicking if he rejects a deal again as the fixtures keep coming.
An interim manager will likely be in place for Tuesday's Champions League trip to Villarreal.
But United will want a new manager in the dugout for next weekend's daunting trip to Chelsea as they look to get back on track in the Premier League.