HomeManchester United face paying millions to pay back room staff to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United face paying millions to pay back room staff to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United are facing millions of dollars to pay backroom staff to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – including acting president Michael Carrick – after they were all given new three-year deals weeks before he was sacked.

  • Manchester United sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after defeat to Watford
  • The decision came just weeks after his coaching staff were awarded new contracts
  • Mike Phelan, Michael Carrick, Kieran McKenna and Richard Hartize have forged the deals
  • United now face millions in compensation if coaches leave











Manchester United Facing the payment of millions after delivery Ole Gunnar SolskjaerThe new coaching staff contracted for three years just weeks before he was fired.

as Sportsmail Revealed, his assistant Mike Phelan signed a new deal last month, and sources have now revealed that the rest of the coaching team is following him, including Michael Carrick – now interim manager – first-team coach Kieran McKenna and goalkeeper coach Richard Hartis.

The rationale for this move will be called into question given doubts have already been raised about Solskjaer’s future.

Manchester United face paying millions after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s staff were awarded new deals

Solskjaer was sent off after the loss at Watford, but his back team is still in place

Solskjaer was sent off after the loss at Watford, but his back team is still in place

Now that he’s been laid off, any new manager will likely bring on his staff, meaning Solskjaer’s men’s compensation runs into the millions.

Sources say the deals were agreed in the summer, when Solskjaer signed his extension, and that it took time to iron out the finer details.

They added that the owners were principled when it came to negotiating contracts and were unlikely to back out of the deals agreed upon, despite the fact that the club’s form has fallen back.

Until recently, Solskjaer retained the full support of United’s board of directors.

Michael Carrick (left) is on a temporary assignment while Mike Phelan (right) gets new terms

Michael Carrick (left) is on a temporary assignment while Mike Phelan (right) gets new terms

Solskjaer retained the board's support but Watford's loss left his position unacceptable

Solskjaer retained the board’s support but Watford’s loss left his position unacceptable

There was a desire to stay with him until the end of the season, but Saturday’s humiliating 4-1 defeat to Watford made his position untenable and the ax fell.

United are facing a major financial headache, with sources saying a lot of players are keen to make sweeping changes in the coaching side.

Old Trafford chiefs are looking for an interim manager until the end of the season.

Even if the coaching staff remains until then, it is likely that the next permanent director will oversee a costly liquidation.

Kieran McKenna (right) was among those whose new contract was completed just weeks ago

Kieran McKenna (right) was among those whose new contract was completed just weeks ago

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