Mauricio Pochettino’s wait for Manchester United job may be in vain with club set to back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite crashing out of the Champions League
- Manchester United will continue to back under-fire boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- The United boss is under pressure after their exit from the Champions League
- However, the club are prepared to back the boss despite the tournament exit
- It means Mauricio Pochettino’s wait for the United vacancy could be in vain
Manchester United will continue to back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite their painful Champions League exit in Leipzig and the availability of Mauricio Pochettino.
Solskjaer’s future at Old Trafford is in question again following Tuesday’s 3-2 defeat and he will come under greater scrutiny if United lose the Manchester derby at home this weekend.
Pochettino has not worked since leaving Tottenham 13 months ago, and it is understood he has been waiting to see if the United job comes up.
Manchester United will continue to back their under-fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Solskjaer’s job is under threat after the club crashed out of the Champions League at Leipzig
However, Old Trafford sources insisted last night that the club is committed to Solskjaer and a long-term plan to break the hire-and-fire cycle since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.
They are confident the team are heading in the right direction and believe it would make no sense to sack the manager now, despite seeing Solskjaer’s men drop into the Europa League.
United’s failure in Germany on Tuesday could come at a cost as the club continue to feel the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, the club have no plans to sack the boss as they look to continue their long-term plan
The news will come as a blow to Mauricio Pochettino who has been vying for the United job
They have already banked £53million from the Champions League group stage and that could have risen to £100m if they had gone all the way to the final.
In comparison, winning the Europa League would take it closer to £70m.
However, in theory United have a better chance of progressing in a competition they won in 2017 before reaching the semi-finals last season.
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