Ole Gunnar Solskjaer isn’t having a great time with Manchester United at the moment, and the club has reportedly started to search for alternatives to the Norwegian if he is not able to start winning games. The Manchester United manager has not won an away Premier League game since February and the pressure is mounting.
Former Man United player Lee Sharpe, in an exclusive interview a few months ago, indicated he was very sceptical about the appointment of Solskjaer. The 48-year old said the following: “I’m not particularly confident that Solskjaer is the right choice to be trusted with taking Manchester United back to where they belong. I have the utmost respect for him, but I fear the job is too big at this stage of his managerial career.”
With Manchester United coach under intense pressure at the moment, here are some high-level managers who could perhaps replace the struggling Norwegian at the Red Devils.
According to The Guardian, Allegri has identified United as a potential destination and the Italian would be part of their shortlist if they opted to part with Solskjaer. Massimiliano Allegri has been learning English as the former Juventus and Milan manager targets working in the Premier League sooner rather than later.
The Leicester boss returned to the Premier League this year and is currently performing well with the Foxes. Leicester is currently in fourth place, having gathered 14 points in 8 games. According to Robbie Savage, Brendan Rodgers is the natural candidate to become the club’s next manager. Leicester are seven places and five points above Manchester United, who have won just one of their last six domestic games.
The German manager will likely leave PSG at the end of the season should he fail to guide them to Champions League glory. Tuchel has shown to play attacking football at both Borussia Dortmund and at the Parc des Princes, something that would go well with the Man United fans. Manchester United have reportedly let Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel know that they’re keeping a close eye on his development in Paris.
For now, it seems Solskjaer will remain put at Man United. Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has given a vote of confidence to their under-pressure manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Though, if the Red Devils keep on losing games, Woodward will have no choice but to fire the manager. The next game will be played against Liverpool and Solskjaer will be cut some slack if he loses against a superior team. If the current Man U manager wants to keep his job, games against Norwich, Bournemouth, B&H Albion, Sheffield United and Aston Villa will need to be won.