Sheriff manager resigns two days before facing Manchester United in Europa League

Sheriff Tiraspol manager Stjepan Tomas has resigned two days before the Moldovan outfit face Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Europa League.

The Croatian took the blame for his side’s first domestic defeat of the season on Sunday against FC Petrocub. In what seems like a drastic decision, Tomas will now miss out on the opportunity to lead his players out against Manchester United at the Theatre of Dreams – something I am sure was at the back of his mind.

A statement from FC Sheriff’s official website read: “In four months, together with the team, Stjepan Tomas managed to create a team from scratch, which successfully passed the qualification for European cups, having managed, in fact, with the new team, which he created from scratch in a short time, to break into the group stage of the Europa League.

“FC Sheriff collective thanks Stjepan Tomas and his coaching staff for the work done, contribution to the development of the club and its promotion in the international arena.”

It’s not like losing to Petrocub was the biggest shock in Moldovan football. It was a top of the table clash and Sheriff, who remain 6 points clear, were away from home.

From a United perspective, this means we will face a Sheriff side that may line up differently than they did in the reserve leg – which ended in a 2-0 win for Ten Hag’s men thanks to goals from Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Let us know in the comments section if you think Ronaldo will return to the starting eleven on Thursday night.

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