Despite the mounting pressure over at Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears set to live on for another day at Manchester United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly set to continue as Manchester United manager for the time being at least.
A painful 5-0 defeat to Liverpool at the weekend sparked a change at Old Trafford. The loss shook the club board’s faith in Solskjaer, prompting a review on the Norwegian’s position. At the time of writing, there is still no outright clarity on if United will change manager in the long run.
Still no outright clarity from #mufc on manager's future. As it stands, Solskjaer expected at Carrington today. Some players have already arrived. Not a good look that the co-chairman has been busy trying to buy a cricket club in Dubai while the house is on fire in Manchester.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) October 26, 2021
According to Sky Sports, Solskjaer is to remain in charge for now. The 48-year-old will be at the club’s Carrington training base on Tuesday. He plans to prepare the team for Saturday’s trip to Tottenham in the Premier League.
The British sports network claims ‘there is no suggestion from inside the club that Solskjaer’s job is under threat at this point’.
That said, it acknowledges that everyone at United is bitterly disappointed about the recent results. The main focus, though, is on turning things around.
The Athletic has added that United board members have told Solskjaer that his job is ‘safe for now’, while Fabrizio Romano says the main part of the board – which includes Sir Alex Ferguson – wants to give him another chance.
Solskjaer is under huge pressure but his job is safe for now. He is expected to be in charge of Manchester United against Tottenham. [@TheAthleticUK]
— United Zone (@ManUnitedZone_) October 26, 2021
However, given that several players are losing faith in the manager and his staff, it appears Solskjaer is by no means off the hook yet – especially if he wishes to continue long-term.
Former Chelsea and Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte is the favorite to take charge at Old Trafford if United decide to change coaches.
Manchester United internal talks. Main part of board [Sir Alex Ferguson too] wants to give Solskjær another chance to be in charge for Tottenham game. 🔴 #MUFC
Pressure still high around Ole. No official talks with Antonio Conte – but he’d accept the job in the next days too. pic.twitter.com/Z5pPEfp7GG
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 26, 2021