Premier League Sack Race: 5 managers who could be fired before the end of the season
- The Premier League is entering its toughest point, so which managers could be in line to lose their job in the upcoming months?
2. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Perhaps the Premier League’s most under-fire boss right now, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been given the dreaded “vote of confidence” from Manchester United’s board after this week’s disastrous loss to Burnley, but how much longer the Norwegian can cling onto his job while the Red Devils continue to be so inconsistent is anyone’s guess.
United have actually pulled off some tremendous results this season; the 2-1 victories over Tottenham and Manchester City, their 4-0 win over Chelsea on the opening day of the season, but they’ve also seen some disastrous ones too, with the Burnley loss being just one of 8. The Red Devils currently sit in 5th place, but it’s hard right now to imagine them staying there, let alone moving into a Champions League spot.
If United do look like they’re about to miss the Champions League again, surely Solskjaer’s position would become untenable, especially given the amount of money he’s continued to spend whilst in charge at Old Trafford. Some pundits – including Roy Keane – have suggested that the Norwegian just needs more transfer windows to fix United’s squad, but it’s not like £80m signing Harry Maguire has really helped matters.
United’s next game comes on Sunday, in an FA Cup tie with either Watford or Tranmere, but despite the cup likely being a secondary concern to the Red Devils’ board, if Solskjaer’s side were to lose that game, it’d be the first time they’ve lost 3 in a row this season. And that could well be enough for Ed Woodward to pull the trigger on the club legend.Published 24 Jan 2020, 02:52 IST