There is no denying that as an interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did a pretty good job last year. However, since becoming a full-time manager, former Manchester United star forward’s return has been nothing but a disappointment.
Back in March when Ole was made to sit permanently on the wheel by the Man Utd board by giving him a new deal, there was a sense of optimism among the fans, which slowly seems to be fading. The magic and charm of the last year are nowhere to be seen as Manchester United have slipped closer to the relegation zone than the top spot after just 8 premier league games. Albeit it’s too early to predict, the message that if Ole doesn’t improve, it’s game over for him at Old Trafford seems to be clearly written on the wall.
Good news is that reportedly we have some very capable successors waiting in the wings, someone who is a hugely successful coach in the form of Massimiliano Allegri.
The former AC Milan boss is very close to moving to Manchester United, according to the Italian news outlet Tutto Sport. As we all know, Tutto Sport are quite renowned for breaking such news early and have been pretty accurate most of the times, and thus this report can be taken with some degree of seriousness.
If the reports are to be believed, Manchester United are in concrete talks regarding the manager’s wages (expected to be higher than the annual 7.5 million euros – £6.5million-a-year, £125,000-a-week – that he earned with Juve), the project and the transfers.
Given that our current manager got a deal worth £7million-a-year (Daily Mail), the figure being discussed with someone as successful as Allegri doesn’t seem to be too stellar.
The 52-year-old man has won every major domestic trophy in Italy. He has won 6 Serie A titles, 1 with the Rossoneri and 5 in a row with the Bianconeri. He has reached the Champions League final twice but unfortunately, lost on both occasions (against Barcelona in 2015 and versus Real Madrid in 2017).
Ole out or Ole in, but do whatever and make Man Utd win. What do you say?