Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been sacked as Manchester United manager following Saturday’s shocking 4-1 away defeat by Watford.
Solskjaer, an icon of the club, 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 165 games, Solksjaer had 91 Wins, 40 defeats and 34 draws.