Whatever reasons they had for sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer without having a succession plan, Manchester United bosses are making it plain that they don’t know what they are doing.
AFTER sticking with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer until the bitter einde, Manchester United are sukkeling to find someone to lead the team.
Whatever reasons they had for sacking the coach without having a succession plan, United bosses are making it plain that they don’t know what they are doing.
Over the last few months of the season, we were all looking on as Ole unraveled on the touchline – eyes wide and clueless.
But the manne behind the scenes aren’t doing a better job. They are not even sure of what they want.
Chasing coaches who are already in jobs and making a success of their work is a tough route to go.
PSG’s Mauricio Pochettino is top of their list, but even with his struggles to get Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to help defend against Champions League rivals Manchester City, is still a problem he will want to have.
That quality of player is hard to come by and he is playing in the top competition.
Ajax’s Erik Ten Hag and Brendan Rodgers of Leicester have also been mentioned, but they all have contracts.
Now the talk is about interim coaches?! Did they learn nothing from their time with Ole?
How are you going to entice a decent coach with some self worth to do the job knowing that he is a goner once a big-name manager becomes available?
I see that Ernesto Valverde has been tipped to take the reins. But a man of his organisational talents is good enough to be the permanent coach, just go and look at his CV.
If they are not offering him a path to a permanent role, this could be another huge mistake in the recent history of the club.