Man Utd may probably be in need of a model new first-team manager and Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers appears to fulfill the elements which the club needs.
Manchester United is sticking by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a result of the pressure mounts on the manager, nonetheless no matter their loyalty, there is perhaps no ignoring the uncomfortable points that keep unsolved.
It was once more in July when Solskjaer was rewarded with a model new long-term contract at United. And whereas he wouldn’t appear as if outlasting the three-year extension correct now, Ed Woodward took the possibility to reward the Norwegian for fulfilling club traditions collectively together with his vogue of play.
“What is especially pleasing is the way in which wherein this progress has been achieved with a mixture of youthful, homegrown experience and top-class recruits, collaborating in attacking football in the perfect traditions of Manchester United,” the departing govt vice-chairman acknowledged.
United continues to be backing Solskjaer whatever the poor start to the season nonetheless there is perhaps no ignoring the elephant throughout the room on the subject of his long-term future and suitability to take the club to the next diploma.
The 48-year-old has in no way been a failure at Old Trafford, nonetheless after stabilizing the squad and laying such spectacular foundations it is time for one more particular person in a similar mould to fine-tune the elements which can be already in place.
Brendan Rodgers is at current the favorite to change Solskjaer must there be any managerial change. No matter his earlier allegiance to Liverpool, his private footballing philosophy appears to be similar to the one which Woodward outlined a want for within the summertime.
“The football philosophy could possibly be very quite a bit about optimistic football,” Rodgers mentioned all through his time at Swansea.
“If you happen to want to deﬁne it: we desire to play attacking ingenious football nonetheless always with a tactical self-discipline. The template for all of our work is our group.”
Anyone who has ever watched a Rodgers team might be able to vouch for his or her attacking aptitude, as demonstrated in Leicester’s 4-2 win over United merely last month, whereas his added tactical nous may transform the gifted gamers that could possibly be at his disposal must he come to Old Trafford.
One different key aspect working throughout the Leicester boss’ favor is the emphasis he locations on high-intensity football and the significance of meticulous training classes which pushes a player to their restrict.
He added: “I place an infinite demand on gamers and an infinite depth. It’s one factor that is essential. A complete lot of my work is expounded to the precise game: the depth and the extent at which the gamers play. Training is crucial to me. It needs to be like game-day and that stretches gamers to be at their highest.”
Such a method is very attention-grabbing in relation to United, given the precise reality they have been carefully criticized for his or her shortcomings when out of possession and that there have additionally been questions requested of their coaching requirements in latest weeks.
Some supporters will little question roll their eyes at a manager praising his private model of play. Nonetheless perhaps most attention-grabbing is the reward Rodgers obtained from totally different managers, with former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique one different huge admirer of his technique to the game.
“He was proper right here [in Barcelona], not merely watching games from the senior team nonetheless Barca B on the Miniestadi and the youth teams,” Enrique mentioned when he welcomed Celtic to the Nou Camp.
“He loves good football, he’s a coach that likes to play on the front foot, take the game to the opposition and you’ll see that already.”
The 48-year-old’s religion in younger expertise is one other key part positive to go down correctly at United must he ever be considered for the first-team perform. Rodgers has a beautiful file for fielding youngsters at various clubs, having been accountable for Chelsea’s children in his early coaching days.
As soon as once more the caveat is that there is at current no managerial emptiness at Old Trafford nonetheless ought to points change throughout the months ahead then there could also be an obvious trigger why Rodgers is a transparent favorite to takeover