Explained: How much it will cost Manchester United to fire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
.. for now
In one of the most humiliating episodes of Manchester United’s history, the Red Devils fell to a 5-0 defeat to Liverpool in front of an angry Old Trafford crowd.
Defeat.#MUFC | #MUNLIV
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 24, 2021
It appears, for now at least, that the executioner’s blade has been averted, with reports suggesting that he will be in charge for the clash with Tottenham on Saturday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to remain in charge as #MUFC manager despite their heavy defeat at the hands of Liverpool.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) October 26, 2021
However, Jason Burt, of The Telegraph, has revealed that the Norwegian has three games to save his job. After Tottenham, Manchester United travel to Bergamo for a return tie against Atalanta, before they face their “noisy neighbours” Manchester City the following weekend.
The Manchester United hierarchy have allegedly “given no guarantees” that Ole will remain at the wheel after the Tottenham clash, but should results across the three games not improve, they see the international break which follows as the perfect time for change.
How much it would cost to fire Solskjaer revealed
Manchester United and the club hierarchy handed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a new deal as recently as July, set to run until 2024. However, it now seems unlikely that he will stay that course, especially if results continue to disappoint as they have been.
As it turns out, that could be quite a costly mistake for the Red Devils, with The Sun now reporting that they will have to part with a hefty sum to terminate his stewardship of the club.
The figure in question? A princely 7.5 million pounds.
Perhaps to a club of the size of Manchester United, it is less of a financial blow, but with the need to pay a new manager too, it could certainly make a dent in the transfer kitty for any incoming boss.