Liverpool and FSG move could inspire Manchester United to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly fighting for his job at Manchester United after a difficult start to the season. According to reports, Liverpool owners FSG could help influence the decision of the Red Devils bosses.

The club legend took over at Old Trafford as interim manager in December 2018, replacing Jose Mourinho after a 3-1 loss to the Reds at Anfield, before being given the job permanently the following March.

A difficult mid-season last year saw the Norwegian face pressure to keep his job before guiding his side to Champions League qualification.

However, a Europa League semi-final loss to Sevilla before a poor start to the new campaign left him facing further scrutiny again.

Losing their first Premier League game of the season 3-1 at home to Crystal Palace, the Red Devils are currently ranked 16th in the table after being beaten 6-1 at home to Tottenham Hotspur in their last outing before the international break. of October.

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According to the Daily Mirror, Ed Woodward will not hesitate to fire Solskjaer if United’s season continues to implode.

And despite the 47-year-old’s untouchable status with supporters following the winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final, the Manchester United general manager privately insisted he would put in aside his feelings for the future of the club.

Former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has been linked as a potential replacement, and according to the report, Woodward cited FSG’s decision to sack Kenny Dalglish in May 2012 as proof that he would be prepared to do the same.

Liverpool may be the current Premier League champions, but that’s a shrill cry from their American owners over ten years ago, with next week marking the ten years since they ousted with success Tom Hicks and George Gillett to buy the club.

One of their first decisions concerned the leadership position of Liverpool, along with John W. Henry and his colleagues. shipment with the services of the unpopular Roy Hodgson within three months of his arrival at Anfield.

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Dalglish was quickly appointed interim manager until the end of the season in January 2011, before the Scotsman was given the job permanently the following May.

However, just a year later, FSG was again looking for a new manager.

While Dalglish had led Liverpool to League Cup success and an FA Cup final, the Reds finished only eighth in the Premier League table after winning just five matches in the second half of the season as they focused on domestic cup competitions.

Making the difficult and controversial decision to terminate the Scotsman’s contract despite his popularity with fans in May 2012, and with critics suggesting that the silverware should have been enough to keep him in a job, there is no doubt that the FSG’s tough call paid off.

By replacing Dalglish with Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool came close to winning the Premier League in 2013/14 under the Northern Irishman before a loss of form saw Jurgen Klopp appointed the following year.

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When FSG hired the German in October 2015, the owners of the Reds clinched gold.

Five years later, their team won the Champions League, the Premier League and the FIFA Club World Cup, as well as the European Super Cup, as Klopp’s men conquered all that lay ahead. .

And it is Liverpool’s subsequent success, dating back to that original and controversial move, that could sway Woodward and end up costing Solskjaer his job at Old Trafford.

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