Brendan Rodgers ‘is on the run to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United boss’ in case the coach under fire doesn’t turn things around after Liverpool’s win
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s work in jeopardy after Liverpool’s 5-0 win
- His job is safe for now, although the club is evaluating alternative options.
- Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was said to be the favorite if Solskjaer left
- Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers has now been reported to have surpassed Conte
- There would be a mixed reaction given his previous ties to rival Liverpool.
Manchester United reportedly views Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers as a possible successor to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Solskjaer is currently under immense pressure to turn United’s fortunes after a miserable start to the season.
The club have chosen to stay with the Norwegian for now despite their humiliating 5-0 loss to Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Brendan Rodgers is reportedly being considered as a possible successor to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
United’s next three games against Tottenham, Atalanta and Manchester City are likely to determine Solskjaer’s fate.
ESPN They have now reported that Rodgers, despite his previous ties to Liverpool, is now ahead of Antonio Conte in the race to replace Solskjaer.
Leicester’s current boss was the manager at Anfield between June 2012 and October 2015, a period in which he narrowly missed Liverpool’s first Premier League title in the 2013-14 season.
Rodgers would be a controversial pick given he managed Liverpool from 2012 to 2015.
Conte had been seen as the favorite to replace Solskjaer, but ESPN now has Rodgers ahead, while Ajax’s Zinedine Zidane and Erik ten Hag have also been linked.
There is likely to be a mixed reaction if United hires Rodgers if they decide to fire Solskjaer.
Angry fans of the club have reacted to the news on social media Reddit with a fan saying, ‘If it happens, I quit.’
Solskjaer’s job is safe for now, but he needs to change the results after his recent streak of form.
They then added: ‘It wasn’t good enough for them (Liverpool) so it sounds perfect for this idiot plate.’
Another user commented: ‘It will be David Moyes again. Good manager, but some jobs are too big for some people. Let’s not keep making the same mistakes.
“Also, would you really like to hire a coach who managed Liverpool for a good amount of time?”
Someone else posted on the news: ‘It’s not even that good. The man bottled a title once and a top 4 twice. Clearly not the best under pressure.
“They can’t be stupid enough to think that hiring a former Liverpool manager is a good idea. Nvm (never mind) are actually so stupid that I won’t be surprised.
Ethan_MUFC posted: ‘Good coach for sure, but fuck you. The Scousers just humiliated us, so we’re hiring the guy they fired to name Klopp.
However, there were some who weren’t overly concerned about having a former Liverpool manager in charge.
One person mentioned Sir Matt Busby, who became a Manchester United legend after previously playing for Liverpool.
While another user posted: ‘I mean, I would take (Jurgen) Klopp in a heartbeat if he leaves tomorrow.’