Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on borrowed time at Man United and the club has began their succession plan on the managerial stage.
Manchester United has begun their succession planning to switch Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager, with Leicester City coach Brendan Rodgers their preferred candidate.
The gistlobby understands United has privately determined a change of manager shall be required following the morale-crushing defeats to Liverpool and Manchester City.
It is nonetheless unclear when the club intends to sack Solskjaer as they mull over an arrival time for a substitute.
A senior club provide has indicated Solskjaer may keep manager until the tip of the season amid an absence of an out there substitute. Rodgers, 48, is under contract at Leicester until June 2023 and United should agree on a cost with Leicester to launch Rodgers and pay compensation to Solskjaer for his dismissal. Solskjaer solely signed a three-year contract in July.
United figures are impressed by Ajax coach Erik Ten Hag and the Spain coach Luis Enrique, nevertheless, Rodgers has been provisionally acknowledged as in all probability essentially the most applicable successor to Solskjaer.
Coincidentally, Rodgers instigated Solskjaer’s downward spiral when Leicester beat United 4-2 in the league last month and United’s solely house winning since was in opposition to Tottenham, who sacked coach Nuno Espirito Santo two days later.
Rodgers joined Leicester from Celtic in February 2019 and the club won their first-ever FA Cup in May. Leicester has accomplished the ultimate two league seasons fifth, solely missing out on a Champions League qualifying spot on the ultimate day of each advertising marketing campaign.
No matter Leicester’s underwhelming start to the league season of 5 wins from 11 games, Rodgers is seen as a good and progressive appointment by the United hierarchy. Leicester beat United 3-1 in the FA Cup quarter-finals in March and in addition, won at Old Trafford in May.
Rodgers has managed Swansea, Liverpool, Celtic, and Leicester in the ultimate decade
United have conceded 11 goals in their last three defeats and three of their 4 league losses this season have come at house. United have misplaced 21% of their games at Old Trafford in the Premier League interval under Solskjaer, put in as eternal manager in March 2019.
Although United is prime of their Champions League group on seven components, that is solely ensuing from their victory over Villarreal, stage on components, and their next opponents next week. United went out of the League Cup to West Ham on the primary hurdle in September.
United had further makes an try heading in the fitting path at David de Gea’s goal than City goalkeeper Ederson in the derby and Solskjaer solely survived the 5-0 house drubbing by Liverpool last month as a result of the club had given no consideration to sacking him previous to the match.
No matter passing on Antonio Conte in the wake of the Liverpool drubbing, United has instigated a succession plan and can come under pressure to execute it sooner reasonably than later. United are 9 components adrift of league leaders Chelsea, with 27 games left to play, nevertheless, Solskjaer is almost certain to be in value for the fixture at Watford on Saturday.