Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is no longer the coach of Manchester United! No one is surprised by this turn of events, the only thing that is surprising is why the leaders of the Red Devils waited so long and suffered terrible results.
As a player, Solskjer brought a lot of joy to Manchester fans, the biggest certainly in the spring of 1999, when he scored that famous winning goal in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich, but he left the coaching role with a broken head, shaking the legend status he had before he sat on the bench.
Because in the three years he spent at Old Trafford as a manager, he failed to win a single trophy. At the same time, he had completely determined hands to reconstruct the team and start a new era. To that end, he spent close to 320,000,000 euros.
He managed, however, to return the club to the Champions League, but for the appetites cultivated by United, it is clear as day - TOO LITTLE! The Norwegian strategist worked under great pressure for a long time, and in the last month, the culmination of a terrible form followed: a shameful defeat by Liverpool at home (0: 5), a defeat in the city derby against City (0: 2) and finally yesterday's embarrassment against Watford (1).
The management of Manchester United has long resisted the wishes of the public and fans, was determined to give him a chance to raise the team - there was even a glimmer of hope after the triumph over Tottenham and the draw in Bergamo in the Champions League - but it turned out that the positive wave was short-lived.
New criticism followed after he gave the players a seven-day break during the national team break and went to Norway, and then the final verdict yesterday on Vicarage Road. Now follows a big race for one of the most challenging positions in football.
Who will be the new coach of Manchester United? British media are already compiling lists. On today's, the latter, the favorite is allegedly Zinedine Zidane, followed by Brendan Rodgers, Mauricio Pochettino, and Eric ten Haag.
However, with whomever an agreement is reached, he is expected to take over the job only after the end of the current season. Manchester plan to take over the training coach Michael Carrick until the appointment of a temporary coach, who will lead the team until June.
Ole Gunar Solskjaer leaves with full pay despite the terrible results. Thus, the club will pay him as much as 7,500,000 pounds in the name of compensation with the message "that his place in the club legends is safe"