Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had seemingly set Manchester United on the right path. Now he looks worryingly out of his depth.
Despite only previously managing at Cardiff City and Molde, the Norwegian brought the feel-good factor back to the club following the Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho tenures.
Solskjaer has overhauled a squad which was piled with expensive flops on massive, massive wages.
He’s signed promising talent and world class stars which has given us the strongest squad since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.
But after losing the Europa League final and already being eight points off the top of the Premier League with the squad he possesses after nine games, it’s hard to see where he goes after yesterday’s annihilation against Liverpool.
Now The Guardian report United are ‘seriously considering Solskjær’s future’.
Time to follow Chelsea
Manchester United have never wanted to be associated with sacking managers. But ever since David Moyes took over from Fergie, the club has struggled to get back to the top and only under Solskjaer have we looked to have been getting back on track.
Unlike United, Roman Abramovich wields the axe whenever he sees fit. Frank Lampard became the 10th full-time manager appointed by Abramovich since the billionaire bought the club in 2003.
But after only 18 months in charge, the Chelsea legend was sacked in January with the club in ninth place.
Thomas Tuchel was brought in to replace Lampard and four months later the German lifted the Champions League trophy with his new club.
The former Paris Saint Germain manager currently sits top of the Premier League and looks ready to go toe-to-toe with Manchester City and Liverpool domestically in his first full season at the club.
Meanwhile, the pressure on Solskjaer is intensifying and with the fixture list not getting any easier, we are getting into sink or swim territory for the Norwegian.
If he can beat Tottenham and Atalanta, and avoid defeat against City going into the November international break, then the club’s hierarchy will believe he’s still the right man to lead the team.
But if we lose our next three, then the November international break could well become the right time for Solskjaer and the club to part ways with one and other.
With the likes of Zinedine Zidane and Antonio Conte out of work. In order for United to click into the next stage of their rebuild, which is challenging for the biggest trophies, which currently looks beyond Solskjaer, a big decision may have to be made.
Solskjaer has done incredibly well rebuilding the club’s ethos, but following Tuchel’s success at Stamford Bridge, it may be time for us to follow in Chelsea’s footsteps before things get worse for the United legend.
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