Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has until the next international break in November to save his job, reports claim. The Norwegian has seen his side struggle in the Premier League so far this season, losing two of their first three matches. And Mauricio Pochettino could arrive at Old Trafford as his replacement.
Manchester United chose to give Solskjaer the job over Pochettino in 2019 after the Norwegian impressed during an interim spell at the helm.
The Red Devils struggled during the first half of last season but bounced back to secure a third-placed Premier League finish, while also making three semi-finals across all competitions.
United have started poorly this season, though, and have just three points from a possible nine so far.
Sunday’s 6-1 battering to old boss Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham was a chastening experience for all involved, with the hashtag ‘OleOut’ trending on Twitter in the aftermath.
United have always been keen to give Solskjaer time and know sacking him wouldn’t be a popular choice, especially given an erratic transfer window.
But the Daily Star report that he has until November to turn things around.
Should United’s situation continue to worsen then Ed Woodward may bring in Pochettino, who remains highly-rated at the Theatre of Dreams.
The Argentine has been out of work since leaving Tottenham in October last year, where he was sacked despite steering them to the Champions League final mere months previously.
And he’s said to be eager to take the job, believing he has what it takes to steer United back to the top of the Premier League.
Solskjaer, for now, retains the board’s backing.
But he’ll be seeking a huge improvement and, speaking after the Tottenham debacle, vowed to steer his side back onto the right track.