Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers ready to accept Manchester United amidst calls to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
According to 90min.com (h/t The Express), Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is ready to say ‘yes’ to the Manchester United job amidst calls to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Northern Irishman has done a brilliant job at the King Power over the last two years. The Foxes might have won the league in 2016 but they are maintaining consistent levels of excellence under Rodgers.
But this was bound to come. The 48-year-old has experience of driving Liverpool close to the title and winning several titles with Celtic. In fact, his performances at Swansea were also impressive enough for the Anfield outfit to hire him.
However, it looks like he is going to take a job that is going to anger several Kopites. Rodgers is ready to say ‘yes’ to taking over at Man United once they sack Solskjaer.
The Merseyside club have an intense rivalry, and if one of their former managers guides United to the top of the league, it would not sit well with them. But the Leicester boss is aware of the pitfalls. In fact, it might not take long for him to be appointed either.
A source recently revealed that Solskjaer could be sacked soon.
“Things have been going on behind the scenes in weeks. The club are aware that things can’t continue like this – ideally Ole stays until the end of the season, but that is looking less and less likely.”
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Rodgers rejected Tottenham Hotspur previously but believes the Old Trafford hot seat is a ‘different proposition.’ Moreover, even though there have been links with Zinedine Zidane and a couple of others, the King Power manager remains the frontrunner.
There might be a new man at the helm soon as United look to get to the top of English football again.