Manchester United are prepared to stick with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite their poor start to the 2020-21 season.
The Independent claim that Ed Woodward is still behind Solskjaer but we should keep the Glazer’s policy in mind, that they will stick with the manager until it is “mathematically impossible” to qualify for the Champions League.
To throw a spanner in the works, The Independent’s Miguel Delaney adds that Mauricio Pochettino and Massimiliano Allegri are both “hugely interested” in becoming the next Manchester United manager.
That might shut a few people up who think this job is no longer attractive to the biggest names in football – because right now it doesn’t get much bigger than Pochettino, who Sam Pilger believes turned down Barcelona because he is biding time until the hot seat at Old Trafford is available.
Mauricio Pochettino had an offer from Barcelona late last year, but turned them down. He has been waiting for Manchester United. #MUFC
— Sam Pilger (@sampilger) November 5, 2020
Pochettino has been out of work since last November, whereas Allegri has been idle since the summer of 2019.
The game this weekend against Everton was described by Delaney as “massive” but the reliable hack stresses that the United hierarchy want to persist with Solskjaer.
Everton game “massive” but United hierarchy want to persist with Solskjaer
Poch and Allegri both interested in the jobhttps://t.co/sox6Oq3rF6
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) November 5, 2020
Our latest podcast dives into this very topic, and I express strong views on my respect for Solskjaer will won’t go missing regardless of what happens over the coming months. Listen below:
Results are poor but this man is a United icon. It definitely makes it more difficult to say goodbye, if and when the club comes to that conclusion.
It’s easy to forget that he reached three cup semi-finals last season. That is not an achievement for this club, but it’s something I believed he would build on when the 2019-20 season came to an end.
Maybe it’s time to stop thinking with our hearts and start thinking with our heads because at the end of the day I don’t think anyone can argue that Solskjaer is a better manager than Pochettino or even Allegri.