The Favourites to Replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United

The Favourites to Replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his post as a Manchester United head coach (official football transfers) following the recent games. But, even as we list the favourites to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United, we will never forget him.

Rumors that Manchester United will bring in Solskjaer’s successor have been circulating for months, even before his actual dismissal.

And now, the ‘Reds’ have lost 4 out of their 5 last Premier League fixtures with the Norwegian in charge. And losing 4-1 away to Watford on Saturday was the last nail in the coffin for Solskjaer (prediction football news).

As a result, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now out as the Manchester United head coach.

Instead, Michael Carrick, whom Ole loves and has total faith in, will now take over the squad as interim manager.

Meanwhile, the club will find an interim replacement until the end of the 2021/22 campaign.

The Favourites to Replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United

The bookmakers have identified several names as the favourite to replace the Norwegian manager at the helm of the squad.

According to Daily Mail, 3-times Champions League winning ex-Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is the clear favorite for the job.

Some other, likeliest candidates for United include Mauricio Pochettino (Paris Saint-Germain), Erik ten Hag (Ajax) and Brendan Rogers (Leicester City).

All these four managers are most in the frame to arrive at Old Trafford and replace Solskjaer.

Gary Neville Honours Ole Gunnar Solskjaer  

Yet, former Manchester United defender and current TV pundit Gary Neville has commented on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure with emotion.

The Manchester board have decided to relieve the Norwegian from his post as a club’s manager.

“Ole has been given three years,” Gary Neville told Sky Sports, in reaction to this news.

“He has not been sacked in the transfer market. David Moyes was given only 8 months and kicked out.”

He then reflected: “I don’t think he can complain about the time or the money he has been given. I don’t think he can complain about the players delivered.”

“I do think he will be massively disappointed about the fact that he has not been able to deliver performances this season. He expected more. We all expected more. Only he and the players can understand what has gone wrong in these last few months – and we might never get to the bottom of it,” Neville added, however.

Neville said: “Ole will probably reflect on it with sadness in the end but he should be proud of the work that he did in the first two or three years, I think. Rebuilding the club might be going too far but he rebuilt the soul of the club.

“The club was in a dark place at the end of the Jose Mourinho era. There were players who were there for the money, who were mercenaries.”

“I think now at least the players are good lads, good players who need to sort themselves out,” he finished.


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