Manchester United ‘adamant’ on assessing the future of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the summer amidst calls to sack him
According to the Twitter account of Transfer News Live, via Fabrizio Romano (h/t Manchester Evening News), Manchester United are likely to assess the future of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer next summer despite recent calls to sack him.
The tension around the red half of Manchester does not seem to disappear. The international break gave the Norwegian a break, but the uncertainty around his future has not stopped.
There needed to be a clear plan when the massive investment was shelled out in the summer. However, the performances have indicated everything but that. The results are the problem Solskjaer needs to address primarily.
They are out of the EFL Cup and the Top 4 in the Premier League. They are yet to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League and face a crunch tie against Villarreal after the international break.
Despite this, it does not look like the 48-year-old gaffer is going anywhere. The club are apparently adamant about only assessing his future in the summer. Although the basis of this decision is not clear, several factors could have contributed to it.
The lack of a genuine replacement is one of them. Zinedine Zidane is the only out of work manager currently but he has set his eyes on the France job. Brendan Rodgers and Mauricio Pochettino have been touted as options, but both are committed to their respective clubs.
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Erik Ten Hag is also a possibility, but does not plan on leaving Ajax any time soon. Hence, there is a shortage of options, and if United are going to sack Solskjaer, it might need to be for a worthy replacement.
Moreover, they handed him a new three-year contract earlier this summer. Thus, they would want to give him enough time to turn things around and make this project work.