Manchester United may not be in their best form on the pitch at the moment, but the board is doing what they see as good for the club's future. As the season has continued, inconsistency and poor results have certainly harmed their performances in different competitions. This has resulted into different calls from the fans to replace the manager and his managerial team.
While many Manchester United fans are calling for the replacement of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, it appears that the club have other ideas going forward. At the moment, though, It appears that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not be sacked anytime soon as one of their managers has just signed a contract extension.
Manchester United have has just offered their assistant manager Mike Philean a contract extension. As you would have guessed what, he signed it. In what I see as a show of support for the current managerial team, the Red Devils manager Mike Philean was offered the contract extension. Just as they have supported Ole Gunnar Solskjaer both on and off the pitch since he was appointed in 2019, they have continued to do so based on their latest action.
Recall that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was offered a new contract before the season began. His new contract runs till 2024. The contract extension signed by Mike Philean will also run till the same year. If this act is anything to go by, it means the United board are content with what they have at the moment.
Solskjaer and his assistants Mike Philean, Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher will continue to manage the club for the time being. Who knows, they could all be there till 2024 as Mike Philean and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Calls for Antonio Conte or Zineden Zidane to replace Solskjaer may continue, but the club are not going to listen to that for the time being. Although it does not happen all the time, but it is the norm that when a manager is sacked, his assistants will also be sacked with him.
Hence, if they club was listening to the fans' calls to sack Solskjaer, they wouldn't have offered his assistant such a contract extension at this period. If Solskjaer is sacked, Mike Philean will most likely go along with him. At the moment, they can both relax and continue to try their best for the club. Congratulations to Mike Philean, we wish you good luck.
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