Rumors have been circulating about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since Manchester United’s massive loss to Liverpool. Many are calling for the Norwegian’s immediate departure and several candidates have been fired in recent weeks.
But Solskjaer kept the job. Despite the new humiliating loss against rivals Manchester City, the club’s board of directors did not take any action.
Now the local newspapers claim Manchester Evening News That the club started planning who would replace the Norwegian and that the Norwegian player is on loan.
Local newspapers are aware that United has privately decided that a change of manager will be necessary. When this becomes necessary, the paper writes, it is uncertain.
A senior club source is said to have indicated that Solskjær will continue for the rest of the season, due to the lack of a readily available replacement for the Norwegian.
There are many names that have been mentioned as a potential replacement, but the names that are frequently mentioned are Ajax coach Eric ten Hag, Spain coach Luis Enrique and Leicester coach Brendan Rodgers.
The latter is to be the man most interested in writing the newspaper.
However, The Athletic wrote earlier in November that outgoing United boss Ed Woodward did not want to sack the Norwegian as his last major decision at the club.
– The site wrote that what would be unacceptable at nearly all other elite clubs appears to be acceptable to the current United system.
They don’t seem to act, but it’s hard for Ed Woodward to quit. TV 2 commentator Oyvind Al-Saker said he would prefer not to have to sack a coach the day before he leaves, and it is likely that a new coach should not fire a coach on the first day. To Dagbladet last week.
Not acceptable everywhere else
Watford, Chelsea, Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Norwich are awaiting the next five matches.
– It’s a difficult math. Solskjær should deliver, it is reasonably clear. They struggled all fall, but were really humiliated against their best. So the match against Chelsea can be scary. Saker said there is no acceptance of a new humiliation, so they should hold on better against Chelsea.
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