Manchester United are reportedly growing confident in landing Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers as per the report in the English outlet Daily Star.
Following a bad run of results in recent weeks, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job is under the microscope. Fans and pundits have criticised heavily the Norwegian’s timid approach against the city rival Manchester City last weekend. So, the Red Devils’ chiefs are considering his future and are looking for a new manager.
According to the report, Manchester United are eyeing a British manager should they have to sack Solskjaer. And the Red Devils hierarchy have identified Brendan Rodgers as the suitable replacement for the Norwegian boss.
The report further claims that the Northern Irishman could be hesitant to leave Leicester at this stage of the season, but might be tempted to join the Old Trafford club, given it will be hard to turn down an offer from the record Premier League champions.
The report also said that Rodgers has a release clause in his current contract if a Champions League club comes knocking at the door and the Red Devils hierarchy would be happy to trigger the clause.
Is Rodgers the right appointment for Manchester United?
Brendan Rodgers might not be a fan favourite appointment, given his connection with the adversaries Liverpool. But, the 48-year-old is a good tactician and will be an upgrade from the current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Following the defeat against Liverpool, Antonio Conte was available for the job and was reportedly keen on joining the Old Trafford stadium. But, the club hierarchy decided to stick by the Norwegian boss and the Italian manager has joined Tottenham Hotspur since.
Meanwhile, Ralf Rangnick has expressed his desire to join Manchester United should the club hierarchy decide to sack Solskjaer. But, the German manager is not high on the list for the club management as the 63-year-old reportedly wants full power at the club.
Therefore, although Brendan Rodgers might not be an elite level manager and doesn’t have a great record against Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, the Leicester boss could do a whole lot better job than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is currently doing with this Manchester United squad.