Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fired as Manchester United manager
Manchester United The post-Ole Gunnar Solskjaer era begins this week as interim coach Michael Carrick prepares to take charge of the squad for the Champions League match against Villarreal on Tuesday.
next One of the worst performances of the Norwegian eraAfter losing 4-1 to Watford, United chose to change, leaving A complicated legacy for Solskjaer due to his failure to deliver the silverware.
It’s been a long time too with independent Learning that the 48-year-old has learned he is under renewed stress before the trip to Vicarage Road, With United leaders increasingly concerned about the mood of the playersWhich was exacerbated by the painful defeat against Manchester City in the derby at Old Trafford. It appears that Cristiano Ronaldo’s feelings were ultimately related to the decision as well, with the Portuguese star growing increasingly angry over the worrying decline, and sentiments echoed by his compatriot Bruno Fernandes.
In terms of a longer-term temporary appointment, rather than an immediate long-term successor, Laurent Blanc emerged as a strong candidate, Before the club made a permanent decision on a figure like Erich Ten Hag, Ajax player in the summer. Blanc was discussed 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 after spending two years at United as a player.
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Steve Bruce ‘very keen’ on Manchester United’s short-term role
A new name is in the frame for the remainder of the season: recently sacked Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is “very keen” on the interim president’s role and “believes he can help stabilize the dressing room,” according to the Athletic report.
The former Man United centre-back was removed from his position at St James’ Park shortly after the latest takeover, following his 1,000th game as manager. As he was in the relegation zone and hadn’t had a win all season at the time, his 1001st game at Old Trafford is unlikely, but strange things have happened.
Karl MatchettNovember 22, 2021 10:14
Manchester United transfer rumors in January
Of course, with a new coach comes new opportunities for some players – and Donny van de Beek may be someone who isn’t too concerned about Solskjaer’s departure, given he has rarely appeared for most of his tenure.
Ironically, he scored the last goal under the Norwegian coach after hitting the net from the bench with a shot from Watford.
Spanish media rumors linked him to Barcelona over the past few weeks, but today sports be Reports New coach Xavi Hernandez has told the club that he does not need and does not want a new midfielder, including Van de Beek, and would prefer to strengthen the Camp Nou elsewhere.
Karl MatchettNovember 22, 2021 10:01
Manchester United shifts focus to Champions League
Michael Carrick leads the team, the players made their farewell comments on social media, and the outgoing president gave a somewhat unexpected interview.
Now is the time to move to United…
Karl MatchettNovember 22, 2021 09:51
The end of Solskjaer’s era with Manchester United
While the long-term thinking is of course about who will replace Solskjaer and what United will become after him, there is a more pressing problem: they have to start winning matches. There are still two Champions League group stage matches remaining, and their Premier League standings make for an unhappy reading for fans too – they’ve fallen to eighth and could easily be in the bottom half ahead of the next game, which will be played away to Chelsea next Sunday night. .
Solskjaer’s latest findings highlight just how much work needs to be done on the training ground to turn things around:
Eight “points” in two of the last eight matches.
Four points taken in the Premier League from the last 21 available.
The turnaround has to come really fast if the season doesn’t fully slip away.
Karl MatchettNovember 22, 2021 09:38
Latest on the possibility of replacing Solskjaer at Manchester United
So, after all the initial fallout, reports of rapid fire and overnights with one or two names… what does the race for the seat at Old Trafford look like?
Here are the latest possibilities for replacing an Ole at the wheel, via Betfair:
Mauricio Pochettino 5/2 FAV
Michael Carrick 7/2 (Will United repeat their history there?)
A full load have also been named as potential successors, including Jogi Low, Graham Potter, former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini, who seems unlikely to say the least, and even Unai Emery, who beat United in the Europa League final last season and face them. In the middle of the week with Villarreal.
Karl MatchettNovember 22, 2021 09:23
Zinedine Zidane “not keen” to become Manchester United coach
No doubt rumors and reports about who would be the long-term successor would run and run – but the early suggestion is that Zinedine Zidane doesn’t want any part of it.
Guillem Balage Reports That the former Real Madrid boss “wouldn’t be keen on a move to United now”, while the odds of him being the appointment have slipped from his initial favourite, too.
Zidane fits the law in terms of being a title winner, having won three Champions League medals and two La Liga cups while in Spain, but he has not yet secured a job outside the confines of the Santiago Bernabeu, where he coached. Twice, he was an assistant to Carlo Ancelotti and was in charge of the second team, Real Madrid Castilla.
Karl MatchettNovember 22, 2021 09:08
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was by no means the only problem for Manchester United
When Jose Mourinho’s scorched earth series was finally launched by Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was tasked with taking charge of leadership, a select group of journalists had a casual audience with Ed Woodward.
Naturally, an inquiry was made about the club’s big picture in regards to the managerial position and their confidence in landing primary target Mauricio Pochettino, then at Tottenham, in the summer.
Understandably, United’s executive vice president quipped when he replied, “You all think we want him, but that would be the easy choice. So easy. We love Julian Nagelsmann.”
Melissa Reddy Reports of how it is the decision-makers who have now pushed Solskjaer out of the biggest problem at Old Trafford.
Karl MatchettNovember 22, 2021 09:02
Manchester United sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Michael Carrick faces the media
Michael Carrick is the next ex-player to take temporary charge of Manchester United following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The first-team coach entered the loophole after United ended Solskjaer’s three-year reign after a string of poor results that included a 5-0 defeat to arch-rivals Liverpool and a derby loss to Manchester City before the final straw of embarrassment. 4-1 at Watford.
Carrick’s first job as caretaker president while the club’s hierarchy finds an interim manager to keep them going until the end of the season was to take on the media on Monday ahead of a crucial Champions League clash at Villarreal.
Solskjaer, who was appointed to a temporary position in December 2018 after Jose Mourinho exited before taking the job permanently, admitted he paid the penalty for not being able to “take the next step” after some encouraging progress.
Last season United finished narrowly second to Manchester City – 12 points behind in the Premier League – and lost the Europa League final to Villarreal after a marathon penalty shootout.
“I wanted us to take the next step to challenge the league, to win titles…but unfortunately I wasn’t able to get the results we needed and it was time to step aside,” Solskjaer visibly told MUTV.
“Last season second place, ahead of one of the best teams in Europe (Liverpool), I think that’s a great achievement as well.
“And we were so close in Europe. Sometimes that’s the margin of a fine for you, one penalty.”
Jack RathburnNovember 22, 2021 08:14
Man United sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: It would be foolish to ignore Red Devils’ Brendan Rodgers
Under normal circumstances, Brendan Rodgers He is as cheerful and friendly as any Premier League coach during his post-match media duties, welcoming regular reporters by their first names, no matter how intrusive they are or asking the question asked.
But after seeing his side, Leicester made the weakest performances in his team 3-0 loss at home to Chelsea On Sunday, Rodgers’ demeanor turned darker when facing the media after the game, with a furrowed brow a constant fixture throughout.
Jack RathburnNovember 22, 2021 08:08
Manchester United sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Rio Ferdinand criticizes Ed Woodward
Ferdinand, United’s former center back, believes the lack of decisiveness in removing Solskjaer and appointing a replacement – with the club set to look for an interim head coach until the end of the season with Michael Carrick taking over initially – has exposed flaws in how to do without Solskjaer. The club is running.
Jack RathburnNovember 22, 2021 08:00