Old Trafford: Ole Is A Goner

*Board Eye Brendan Rogers As Replacement

At last, the Manchester United board has given in to the call for the team’s Norwegian handler, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, to face the exit door, Manchester Evening News has reported.

The paper also reports that leicester City boss, Brendan Rogers is favoured by the board to step into Solskjaer’s shoes as replacement, tentatively convinced that Ole’s reign at Old Trafford is over.

According to the paper, Solskjaer’s stay at Old Trafford will not extend beyond the season as United’s board is certain he’s lost his influence on the team.

But the decision will come with a huge financial cost as the Red Devils will have to cough out a hefty £4.5m payment to the manager as compensation just as it will financially sort out Rogers whose Leicester contractual tenureship runs out in 2023.

But there is a clause-before taking the final decision in the summer, United will have to wait till the end of the ongoing campaign to see if Solskjaer can turn things around.

Meanwhile, Ole still has some tough jobs ahead. Among others, he’s got to sort out Saturday’s clash against Watford, another Champions League’s encounter in Spain with Villarreal in the Champions League before setting Premier League scores with both Chelsea and Arsenal.

Manchester Evening News reports that United’s board is resigned to the fact that his reign is over and Rodgers is said to be the board’s first choice.

Rodgers’ playing style is said to have impressed the United hierarchy, with his promotion of youth and ability to work on a budget.

United would have to pay a compensation fee to Leicester should they wish to hire Rodgers, who is contracted to the Foxes until 2023.

The club would also have to pay Solskjaer around £4.5m, meaning the decision could prove costly for the Red Devils.

United are, therefore, minded to wait until the end of the campaign to see if Solskjaer can improve results, before taking stock of the situation in the summer.

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