According to reports, Brendan Rodgers, the manager of Leicester City, has verbally agreed to take over as Manchester United manager when the post becomes vacant.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under a lot of pressure to improve United’s fortunes. The pressure was increased even further after Saturday’s lackluster performance in a 2-0 derby defeat at home to Manchester City. According to reports, the Norwegian had three games to preserve his job after Liverpool’s 5-0 thrashing.
The Red Devils replied with a 3-0 victory against Tottenham Hotspur. However, they drew 2-2 with Atalanta in the Champions League before losing to the Citizens.
Steve Bruce, Nuno Espirito Santo, Daniel Farke, and Dean Smith have all been fired as managers in the Premier League this season. If rumours are to be believed, Solskjaer might be the next to leave.
The Old Trafford hotseat has been associated with a slew of names. On Sunday, Ralf Rangnick was suggested as a prospective successor.
The German is presently the director of sports and development of Lokomotiv Moscow in Russia. However, according to CaughtOffside, Foxes manager Rodgers has been contacted and has agreed to accept the post if it becomes available.
Since his transfer from Celtic to King Power Stadium, the Northern Irishman’s status has climbed even more. While at Glasgow, he won two league crowns, a handful of Scottish Cups, and three Scottish League Cups.
Managing in the Premier League, on the other hand, is a more difficult task. However, he has led the East Midlanders to consecutive fifth-place finishes.
The former Swansea City manager is regarded as one of the greatest in the game and has been linked with a move to United in recent weeks. However, if the claim is accurate, the situation is much further advanced than previously assumed.
Rodgers is deserving of an opportunity at United.
Many experts feel Solskjaer’s reputation as a club icon has secured him a spot at the Theatre of Dreams. Many managers have been fired for producing greater outcomes, but this cannot continue indefinitely.
Six defeats in their previous 12 games across all competitions means the knives are out, and he must rapidly turn things around. Rodgers was Liverpool’s manager for three years.
He was fired in October 2015 after failing to win a trophy. However, he seems to have earned the right to manage one of the big boys once again.
Rodgers would want to finish the current season with Leicester before moving to Old Trafford next year, according to CaughtOffside.