Date published: Thursday 5th November 2020 4:09
Manchester United have been urged to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Brendan Rodgers by Alan Brazil.
Solskjaer is under intense pressure at Old Trafford after Wednesday night’s shock 2-1 defeat to Istanbul Baseksehir.
The manner in which United conceded the first goal in Turkey has led to some reports suggesting Solskjaer could be axed if United lose to Everton this weekend.
Solskjaer laughed off the talk of the sack in Turkey on Wednesday night: “You know, I decline to comment on such a thing.
“Of course it’s early on and, you know, opinions are out there all the time. You’ve got to stay strong.
“I’m employed by the club to do a job and I do that to the best of my ability with our staff.”
But the Manchester Evening News have today claimed that United have made contact with Mauricio Pochettino’s representatives.
But talkSPORT host Brazil says United should look no further than Leicester boss Rodgers is they are looking for a replacement for Solskjaer.
Brazil said: “I’d give Brendan the job. If Ole is to go, I would look no further than Brendan Rodgers.
“Brendan has moved around, I still think of him as the Celtic manager, he’s done a brilliant job.
“Yes he’s had money, but I don’t care. He’s done a fantastic job, look at the table.
“He’s top class, he’s a top-class manager.”
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Speaking as a guest on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football show, Pochettino said life in football is “not a stress” and he is looking forward to returning soon.
“I am looking forward to be involved in the game, I love the game,” Pochettino said.
“We are inside, working, but it’s not the same as being involved every day. Working with your staff, working with players – always you miss that, that’s the reality.
“I love football, it’s my passion, not my job. It’s not a stress to work in football. It is not a stress to go to training. It’s not a stress to prepare the team. It’s not a stress to compete.”