Brendan Rodgers would spark a reaction from the Man United dressing room if given the job.
Manchester United Football Club find themselves with an extremely tough decision to make. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job is definitely hanging on by a thread following an awful performance in the derby.
The Baby Faced Assassin now has less two weeks to get himself right, if given a chance at redemption against Watford. On the other hand, the United board have the same amount of time to find a replacement if that’s the direction they want to head in.
One man who has recently been touted as to be amongst the frontrunners is Brendan Rodgers. The Northern Irishman has done a stellar job at Leicester City over the last couple of seasons.
Well, according to one ex-Red in the form of Luke Chadwick, it is being claimed that the 48-year-old would ‘certainly’ get a ‘reaction’ from this United dressing room if he were hired.
Check out what Chadwick had to say in full here:
“When a new manager comes into the club there’s usually an immediate reaction,” Chadwick told CaughtOffside. “I think it would be hard to say Rodgers would radically change the style – it’s still the same group of players – but there’d certainly be a reaction.
“There’s obviously players at the club at the moment that aren’t getting the playing time they deserve. A new manager can usually mean a clean slate, no one knows for sure if they’re in the team so there’s a reaction.
“What happens after that … Ole’s been there for three years now and it looked like something was being built but for one reason or another it’s not happened. So the club have to think about what to do, after building it all up do they knock it all down and start again, or is it time to back Ole? I feel that another defeat at Watford would probably make the position untenable really.”
The first thing that sticks in my mind here is that Chadwick, a former teammate of Solskjaer, is openly speaking out about someone else taking his job. That leads us to believe that even the closest people to the Baby Faced Assassin could possibly believe he’s taken this squad as far as possible.
Like Chadwick says, a loss against Watford would be the final nail in the coffin, but in terms of timing, surely getting it done during the international break makes the most sense as you have far more time in between fixtures?
I fear that if you don’t let him go now, Solskjaer is in the dugout until Christmas at the very earliest.
In regards to Rodgers as a replacement, I genuinely believe he’s the perfect fit. The ex-Celtic boss has done a stellar job when it comes to developing youth players. He’s also been brilliant at finding steals within the transfer market.
We’re talking about someone who gets the absolute maximum out of his players. What’s not to like about that?
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