Manchester United have had a bumpy start to their 2019/20 season. After nine intensive game-weeks in the best league of the world, Manchester United find themselves sitting at 14th position in the table having garnered only 10 points out of a possible 27. Last season’s runners up Liverpool are having a comfortable six-point lead at 25 points over champions Manchester City who are second in the table at 19 points. United are in the bottom half with only a two-point safety over relegation zone Newcastle United who are eight points and 18th in the table.
All of this indicates that things are not so rosy and smooth at Old Trafford these and there are discussions frequently about Ole Gunner Solksjaer getting an early sack in order to save United’s disastrous campaign from further embarassment. Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino and former Juventus manager Max Allegri are two names being heavily discussed as the successor of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer should he get the sack.
Notable SportBild journalist Christian Falk also reported that former Schalke, Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig coach, Ralf Rangnick is also a name being discussed in the red half of Manchester but also mentioned that Bayern Munich are also seriously considering for his signature should Niko Kovac also be shown the door.
Speaking at a Football Coaches Association symposium, Allegri when asked about the possibility of taking over the seat of Manchester United boss, he joked that his English isn’t good enough for England yet but also admitted that he’s learning the language which indicates that he indeed has England in his plans in the future.
“I do not speak English enough yet, but I am learning,” he joked while speaking at the Football Coaches Association symposium via Przeglad Sportowy.
“There are two ways to be a good trainer: authoritarian and liberal. I prefer the latter, so I listen more than I speak. Thanks to this strategy, I receive more information from the outside that positively changes my world. I still deny the validity of my ideas. I argue with myself.
“If I think that something is 100% good, I am worried and consult on this opinion with the people around me. When I came to Turin after Antonio Conte, many thought I was screwed. That Juve is burned out. That the winning stage is over because the team is saturated.
“The situation was not perfect because I found a team that needed rebuilding. It is exciting, but also at risk of failure, and Juventus is not the place where the latter is accepted. That is why I had to look for ways to stimulate the group. I listened and changed,” he said.
With the way things are going, Ole does not have much time in his hands. Football is fast and ruthless these days and if he does not bring drastically positive results over the next few weeks, Manchester United are really likely to have a new manager at the helm to save their season.
Things have looked a bit better in the recent weeks, though there is still a long way to go for Solskjaer to really remain at the club for a long time. The draw against Liverpool will be a huge boost for the Manchester-based side, though whether they can replicate this form in the upcoming days, remains to be seen.