Manchester United may have only offered Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a new contract in the summer, but that hasn't prevented some supporters from screaming for his head in the aftermath of Tuesday night's 2-1 Champions League loss to FC Young Boys. The Red Devils entered the game as heavy favorites to win all three points. Instead, they succumbed to a dismal loss, thus ending their chances of progressing beyond the group stages.
Manchester United entered the match against Young Boys on a high note, having thrashed Newcastle 4-1 the previous weekend.
And their evening got off to a flying start thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored after a sublime pass from Bruno Fernandes. Everything changed, though, when Aaron Wan-Bissaka was shown a straight red card.
Young Boys equalized through Moumi Ngamaleu, with Theoson Siebatcheu scoring after Jesse Lingard made a costly error in the closing moments. Some supporters are now calling for the Glazers to fire Solskjaer, who has lost seven of his 11 Champions League games as manager.
In this article we'll be looking three potential Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Replacement if he's shown the exit door by the Manchester United Board.
Antonio Conte's teams do not always play the most visually appealing football, He's a serial winner who will have to be at the top of United's wishlist if Solskjaer is fired.
Conte has a track record of elevating every squad he's been a part of. He turned over Juventus, won the Premier League with Chelsea, and recently led Inter Milan to Serie A success. United would have to forego the free-flowing football that they are known for. However, if Conte can lead them to the Premier League title they need the most, it will be worth the risk.
Zinedine Zidane is another excellent manager that is currently available. The Frenchman left Real Madrid earlier this year, and while his final season at the Bernabeu did not live up to expectations, he won everything during his two periods at the helm.
They have three players in Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane, and Paul Pogba with whom Zidane would undoubtedly get along.
And he's a manager who would very certainly want to play the same exciting football that United fans demand, having done so during his two stints with Real Madrid. Zidane would be a risk given his little experience at Real Madrid, but one the Glazers would be wise to consider anyway.
Brendan Rodgers has yet to win the Premier League or the Champions League in his managerial tenure. But it shouldn't be a problem. He's still a great manager, and his work at Leicester reflects his character and what he's all about.
The Foxes are on a roll under the Northern Irishman, particularly after winning the FA Cup and Community Shield this season.
Like Zidane, Rodgers would bring an attacking style to the Threatre of Dreams. And, while his Liverpool background may make him a controversial candidate, the Glazers would be wise to keep him in mind if they are forced to fire Solskjaer.
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