Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set for £1m+ bonus should Manchester United qualify for Champions League
Solskjaer took over the reins at Old Trafford in December 2018 after Jose Mourinho was sacked by the club. Initially appointed on an interim basis, the blazing start to his stint at United saw him get named as the permanent manager early in 2019.
As per the report, Solskjaer is on wages that are less than half of the £15m-a-year that Mourinho was earning. However, the Norwegian does have a number of performance-based incentives in his deal, one of which could come into effect in a few weeks.
According to a clause in his contract, Solskjaer will stand to earn a seven-figure bonus should he lead us back to the UEFA Champions League. (h/t The Sun)
The chances of that happening, as things stand, are quite bright. United were 5th in the Premier League table when the season was suspended back in March.
Just three points below 4th-placed Chelsea, we were on an 11-game unbeaten run in all competitions prior to football getting stopped. Should we carry that form forward, a top-four finish looks a strong possibility.
Even if we finish 5th, there is a chance we qualify for Europe’s premier competition as neighbours Manchester City are facing a two-year ban from European football.
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In addition, United are also going strong in the UEFA Europa League. We are one of the favourites to win the tournament. This would lead us to Champions League football next season.
Things are on the up at the moment. Let’s hope that the players are able to carry on from where they left off once the season resumes.