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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sacked from Manchester United coach
Manchester United enter the post-Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era this week with interim boss Michael Carrick set to take over the squad for their Champions League fixture against Villarreal on Tuesday.
Following one of the worst performances of the Norwegian’s tenure, losing 4-1 to Watford, United opted for a change, leaving a complicated legacy for Solskjaer due to his inability to deliver silverware.
It had been a long time coming, too, with The independent learning that the 48-year-old was told he was under renewed pressure ahead of the trip to Vicarage Road, with United bosses growing concerned about the players’ mood, made worse by the damaging loss to Manchester City in the derby at Old Trafford. Cristiano Ronaldo’s feelings also appear to have ultimately been relevant to the decision, with the Portuguese superstar becoming increasingly agitated by the disturbing decline, feelings echoed by compatriot Bruno Fernandes.
In terms of a longer-term acting appointment, rather than an immediate long-term successor, Laurent Blanc established himself as a strong candidate, before the club made a permanent decision on a figure like Ajax’s Erik ten Hag. this summer. White was brought up as an option when Solskjaer first arrived to replace Jose Mourinho in December 2018, and he has a good relationship with the hierarchy and Sir Alex Ferguson having spent two years at United as a player.
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Manchester United should have looked for replacements last month – Carragher
Jamie Carragher says it was evident from the loss to Liverpool that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would not change things at Man United and that the club should have been talking about alternatives from that point on.
“It was evident after United were hammered home by Liverpool in October that the current position was unsustainable,” he wrote in his Telegraph column. “Surveys on possible replacements should then have been made, the international break presenting an opportunity to start from scratch. It is embarrassing that United couldn’t see it, when Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and Norwich City could. “
Discussing what will follow now that they’ve made the call, Carragher says a strategic plan has to come first on who they want to be – a Ferguson guy just isn’t around anymore.
“What exactly do United want? Are they naive enough to believe that there is another Sir Alex Ferguson who will lead the club in his image for the next 25 years? To wake up! The world of football has changed. These managers no longer exist.
“United have missed so many brilliant coaches who were available over the past three years, including Conte, Pochettino and Thomas Tuchel; managers who could have delivered title offers and successful Champions League campaigns here and now, given the talent of the team and the huge sums spent.
Instead, the club hid behind the idea of a gradual rebuild, as they spent £ 312million on new players under Solskjaer – the highest in the Premier League – and have the highest payroll. “
Karl MatchettNovember 22, 2021 1:12 PM
Lopetegui calls Man United employment ties ‘absurd’
We heard rumors earlier linking Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui to Manchester United – but judging from the press conference he just spoke to, that’s not likely.
A brave soul asked him, in preparation for their Champions League game, the prospect of a move to Old Trafford and his response was brief and to the point.
“No, please ask me about the illusion of winning in Wolfsburg. The rest, with all due respect, seems absurd to me, ”he replied.
Karl MatchettNovember 22, 2021 1:00 PM
Final details of Pochettino at Manchester United
They’ve missed him twice already and the former Saints and Spurs boss doesn’t want that to happen again – he’s less than happy with the current situation in Paris and the club have their own eye on another man entirely.
Karl MatchettNovember 22, 2021 12:50
Woodward could delay Manchester United exit to facilitate search for new manager
Manchester United executive vice-president Ed Woodward is expected to potentially delay his departure from the club, which is expected to come at the end of the year.
Sky Sports reports that he was “instrumental” in calling for the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and that he will play a “key role” in decision-making within the club for the months to come, including in both the short term acting boss appointment and the longer term appointment – long term decision on who to hire as the Norwegian’s more permanent successor.
He has reportedly told the current coaching staff that they are all safe in their jobs until the end of the season, when an overhaul is possible depending on the manager ultimately appointed.
Karl MatchettNovember 22, 2021 12:42
Are layoffs in the Premier League on the increase?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was the sixth Premier League manager to be dismissed this season and it is still November. He is the fifth to get the chop in just 32 days.
He follows Daniel Farke, Steve Bruce, Nuno Espirito Santo, Dean Smith and Xisco Munoz at the start of the top teams this quarter.
Coincidentally (or not), none of the other five teams that changed bosses this quarter suffered a loss this weekend – one of them, Watford, was of course the team that ultimately put end of Solskjaer’s mandate.
Karl MatchettNovember 22, 2021 12:32 PM
Manchester United manager’s search makes headlines on Monday
It’s no surprise that Monday’s main stories are all about finding managers at Old Trafford.
The names we quickly got to know are all involved: Pochettino, Rodgers, Zidane and Ten Hag are all mentioned.
These, and the rest of the day’s transfer rumors, are in our roundup:
Karl MatchettNovember 22, 2021 12:24 PM
Man United linked to double Sevilla deal
A surprise name in the frame is Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui, who was reportedly suggested to the Manchester United board by agent Jorge Mendes.
Athletic said he was in contact with the Old Trafford club following the weekend’s loss to Watford and talks have been underway for two weeks, with the former Spain boss being one of the many names in the frame.
And, in a twist, other reports suggest if they land him they would be the first to sign Jules Kounde, Lopetegui’s Sevilla center-back who was chased by Chelsea.
Karl MatchettNovember 22, 2021 12:12 PM
Brendan Rodgers’ release clause revealed if Man United wanted him
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers remains heavily linked to work at Manchester United.
He’s not doing very well himself this season in the league – the Foxes are 12th and have lost a fifth game of the Premier League season this weekend – but he has done a great job in the previous two campaigns and has recently been linked with Newcastle and Tottenham. , too much.
Several reports now claim that the Northern Irishman has an £ 8million clause in his contract if clubs want to remove him from Leicester – although he has previously said he also does not want to discuss any moves from mid-season.
Karl MatchettNovember 22, 2021 12:01 PM
Zidane has ‘slight interest’ in Man United manager post
Conflicting reports are all part of the process, aren’t they? Earlier we heard that Zidane was not interested in Old Trafford; here we hear he is, at least marginally – and because of two former Real Madrid stars.
“They say in Spain [Zidane is] intend to go to work with [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Raphael] Varane again, ”LaLiga specialist and analyst Terry Gibson told TalkSport.
“I think there might be a slight interest now from Zidane.
“There have been other Real Madrid managers who have tried to be more complicated, more technical, more tactical but they haven’t been as successful as they have been.
“So I think where they complicate the game too much Zidane certainly doesn’t, but he knows exactly what he wants and he knows exactly what he’s doing.”
Karl MatchettNovember 22, 2021 11:52 AM
The cost of Man United to be wrong
The cost to the club is of course in trophies, points and performances, but Manchester United continue to be wrong in their leadership appointments also hits them hard in terms of the financial cost.
David Moyes (£ 7million), Louis van Gaal (£ 8.5million), Jose Mourinho (£ 15million) and now Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (£ 7.5million) mean they have paid £ 38million in compensation for the dismissal of managers since the retirement of Alex Ferguson.
That’s about enough to give them the defensive midfielder they seemingly still need.
Karl MatchettNovember 22, 2021 11:43 AM