Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s contract has been terminated as Manchester United manager following Saturday’s shocking 4-1 away defeat by Watford.
Solskjaer, aclub legend, had been in charge of United for nearly three years but pressure on his position started building after humiliating losses to Liverpool and Man City despite having star players Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho, and Raphael Varane in the squad.
The club hierarchy had a meeting early Sunday morning, November 21, and agreed to part ways with Solksjaer and will pay him a £7.5m severance fee due to the fact he signed a new 3-year deal in June.
Posting on its social media platforms, Manchester United wrote;
‘Manchester United can confirm that Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has left his role as manager. Thank you for everything Ole.’
The favorites to succeed Solskjaer are Zinedine Zidane, Brendan Rodgers, Mauricio Pochettino, and Erik ten Hag.
In late 2018, Manchester United appointed Solskjær as caretaker manager, taking over from José Mourinho for the rest of the 2018–19 season. On 28 March 2019, having won 14 of his 19 matches in charge, Solskjær signed a three-year contract to take over as Manchester United manager on a permanent basis. He left the role by mutual consent in November 2021 following a poor string of performances during the 2021–22 season. In 165 games, Solksjaer had 91 Wins, 40 defeats and 34 draws.