Manchester United narrow down search for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replacement to Mauricio Pochettino and Brendan Rodgers
Speaking on Reach PLC’s Transfer Window Podcast (h/t The Express), journalist Duncan Castles revealed that Manchester United shall appoint Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers or PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino as the replacement to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Red Devils were expected to be back on top of English football this season but things have gone differently. They are now out of the Top 4, the EFL Cup, but remain masters of their Champions League aspirations.
Solskjaer is under the microscope and could be facing the sack. However, there is no certainty as to who shall replace him. However, journalist Duncan Castles has claimed that The Glazers want to appoint a manager that continues with the cultural reboot.
He went on to add that they have narrowed the search down to two managers.
“I think that reduces down to most likely a couple of names, one of whom they’ve been interested in for a long time, Mauricio Pochettino, who may become available because he did not want to be at Paris Saint-Germain this summer, he was ready to go back to Tottenham.”
The journalist also claimed that he can see why United would think Pochettino ‘might become available’ at some point this season.
“Another name very prominent is Brendan Rodgers, who has a profile in terms of the kind of football he plays and development of youth that would appeal and fit with that cultural reboot idea and is interested in moving from Leicester at some point in the not-too-distant future to one of the top clubs in England.”
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Pochettino is thought to be unsettled in the French capital. Rodgers possesses a clause in his contract that permits him to leave the Foxes for a Champions League club. Hence, it is very realistic that both managers could take over the hot seat at Old Trafford.
However, Castles covered more than just their managerial search. He also revealed that senior players want Solskjaer to be sacked. It is thought that a managerial change is required for this quality squad to achieve big things. Thus, only time will tell whether United take the hard decision of sacking the 48-year-old before it is too late.