Man United to announce Rodger as Solskjaer successor

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Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is a potential replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager according to ESPN.

Solskjaer’s fate looked to be sealed with the 5-0 defeat to Liverpool last weekend, and a bad result against Tottenham on Saturday could see him given his marching orders.

There has been much talk over who Solskjaer’s successor could be in recent days, with Antonio Conte emerging as the early favourite.

However, United are now said to have cooled their interest in the former Chelsea boss due to his extortionate wage requests and demands for new signings. Although Conte has not been ruled out as a potential appointment if circumstances dictate that a swift change be made.

Reports have it that Leicester manager Rodgers has impressed senior figures at Old Trafford with his work at the King Power Stadium, where he won the FA Cup last season, as well his success at Celtic and previously at Liverpool, where he transformed the team and almost won the Premier League title in 2014.

Rodgers, 48, signed a long-term contract in December 2019 committing him to Leicester until 2025, raising the prospect of a costly compensation bill should United attempt to negotiate his release from the Foxes.

A lack of credible interim appointments proved to be a key factor in Solskjaer staying in charge this week, but the United hierarchy are prepared to dismiss him if the team continues to under-perform and the next two games are crucial in his prospects of surviving in the role.

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