Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has resigned less than 24 hours after his team was humiliated with a 4-1 scoresheet by Watford on Saturday. The unexpected loss was the final straw for the Glazer family, who announced Solskjaer’s departure following a dreadful run of five defeats in seven Premier League games.
Solskjaer Leaves The Manchester United Family
With the team in the seventh position in the Premier League, Solskjaer has overseen a dismal start to the season. They’ve been defeated in four of their last five league games, including a 5-0 thrashing at home by Liverpool.
The former Manchester United striker was appointed interim manager in 2018. After that, the Glazer Family even handed him a permanent deal, although his status has been under examination for several weeks.
In an official statement, the club authorities have stated that Ole would always be an icon at the Man U. The club also expressed its sorrow that they had to take such a tough decision.
The official statement also mentions that while the last few weeks have been discouraging for Man U, they should not overshadow the three years of work Ole Gunnar has put in to establish the foundations for the team’s long-term success.
While the club hunts for a permanent successor for Solskjaer, assistant coach Michael Carrick will lead the squad in their future games.
Why This Decision???
Manchester United has lost seven of their past 13 games. So, the club’s Saturday’s humiliating defeat to Watford was the last straw for the club’s board of directors.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer waves goodbye as he departs Carrington following his Manchester United dismissal
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Solskjaer was brought in from Norway in 2018 to help the club recover from Jose Mourinho’s rocky time as manager. However, after a successful stint as the team’s interim manager, he was given a permanent deal.
Despite his early promise, Solskjaer could never guide the squad to further success, and he departs the club without having won a trophy during his three years there.
After an ugly 5-0 loss at home to arch-rivals Liverpool last month, the board backed the 48-year-old, and the squad responded with a significant 3-0 win at Tottenham.
But it was as good as it got for Solskjaer, as United dragged to a Champions League stalemate at Atalanta before losing at home to Manchester City.
The club authorities at Man U share their sincerest thanks to Solskjaer for being a part of the team for so long as a player, manager, and great person. The Glazer Family is currently looking for his successor as the team manager. We have heard that present Leicester City coach Brendan Rogers and previous Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane are on the lookout for this post. If we get any updates on that event, we will surely let you know.