Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been slammed in the wake of his side’s 2-1 Champions League defeat to FC Young Boys on Tuesday night.
Man United are currently top of the Premier League table but that hasn’t stopped the critics from lining up to take aim at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following their 2-1 Champions League defeat to FC Young Boys on Tuesday night.
The Norwegian coach has now lost seven of his 11 Champions League games as manager of the Red Devils. He is yet to win a trophy at Old Trafford since taking over from Jose Mourinho in December 2018.
And Ladbrokes slashed the odds of him being sacked before the end of the season to 2/1 following the European defeat.
13% – Manchester United have lost seven of their 11 UEFA Champions League matches under Ole Gunnar Solskjær. 13% of their total defeats in the competition have come under Solskjær (7/54), despite the Norwegian only being in charge for 4.8% of their matches (11/231). Fall. pic.twitter.com/5e49OVY63B
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And one name currently being thrown around is Antonio Conte, who is available following his departure from Inter Milan back in the summer. Conte won the Italian giants their first Serie A title in 11 years but then departed after disagreeing with club bosses.
He was then interviewed for the position as head coach of Tottenham over the summer, only for those talks to break down. It is now being said that he would be open to taking the managerial role at United if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was to be sacked.
Man Utd icon Sir Alex Ferguson’s positive comments on Antonio Conte
And if the Glazers were ultimately forced into sacking the Norwegian, they’ll already have Sir Alex Ferguson’s approval.
The Scot is a huge fan of the Italian and admitted as such when he took the job at Chelsea back in the summer of 2016.
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Speaking about Conte, Ferguson said at the time: “Fantastic, you see his energy on the pitch.
“There’s a true saying that the team mirrors the manager, and that’s what they’ve done with him.
“His team have stayed top of the league for so long.
“They lost to Arsenal and Liverpool early on, but since then they’ve been up.”
Conte has always had a good relationship with Ferguson and, when the United icon suffered a brain haemorrhage in 2018, he paid tribute to him.