Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers emerges as “ the favorite to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United as the former Liverpool boss tops the Red Devils four-man roster. ”
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under increasing pressure at Manchester United
- The Red Devils have suffered extensive defeats to their biggest rivals
- United bosses have reportedly drawn up a shortlist of four candidates for the job.
- New Spurs boss Antonio Conte, Zinedine Zidane and Erik ten Hag were named
Brendan Rodgers has been featured as the frontrunner to take over Manchester United, according to reports.
United are currently sixth in the Premier League after a 5-0 beating at home by Liverpool and followed by a 2-0 loss to Manchester City, with mounting pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
No management change appears imminent after the Red Devils boss apparently survived his three-game suspension of execution, but Solskjaer’s work still hangs in the balance.
Brendan Rodgers (left) is reportedly the favorite to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (right)
A lead agent has been investigating candidates to potentially replace Solskjaer at Old Trafford, according to Sun.
According to the report, United bosses have drawn up a list of four possible successors to the Red Devils boss, with Rodgers, Antonio Conte, Zinedine Zidane and Erik ten Hag, with the Northern Irishman at the top.
Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was said to be interested, but the Italian was unprepared to wait for the position to become available and seized the opportunity to take over Tottenham earlier in the month.
Antonio Conte was confirmed as Tottenham’s new manager with an 18-month contract this month
Zidane led Real Madrid to three Champions League titles in two stints at the Bernabéu, but the unemployed Frenchman ruled out a Manchester move after hinting he would not be interested in the job.
Meanwhile, it was reported that an approach to Ten Hag was met with a cold reception when he informed the agent that he did not want to discuss possible job openings at United.
The Ajax boss had also been touted as a candidate for the Newcastle job, but was equally reluctant to take over Tyneside.
Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane and Ajax coach Erik ten Hag weren’t interested
That left Rodgers the only remaining candidate and United were informed that the agent is confident they could lure the former Liverpool boss to Old Trafford.
But the Foxes boss is said to have divided opinions among United’s most influential voices, with some hoping that Solskjaer can still save the Red Devils campaign.
Rodgers painfully missed gifting Liverpool their long-awaited Premier League title in 2014, but won seven major trophies, including three league titles, with Celtic before moving to Leicester in February 2019.
The 48-year-old guided Leicester to FA Cup glory last season and surpassed Manchester City to lift the Community Shield at the beginning of this period.