Manchester United managerial candidate Brendan Rodgers is an “infinitely better” boss than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to journalist Emmet Gates.
What’s the latest news involving Rodgers?
It is believed that Rodgers’ Leicester City contract has a release clause which can be activated if a Champions League club comes calling and, as a result, Manchester United are confident of being able to prise their first choice successor to Solskjaer away from the King Power Stadium.
Rodgers has enjoyed success with the Foxes, having guided the club to the first FA Cup trophy in their history last season.
Rodgers’ success with his current employers has come after the 48-year-old won the treble on two occasions while at the helm of Scottish giants Celtic.
What has Emmet Gates said about Rodgers?
Gates believes Manchester United are right to be keeping tabs on Rodgers ahead of potentially removing Solskjaer from his post.
The journalist is certain that Leicester’s current boss would enjoy more success at Old Trafford than Solskjaer has during his reign.
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Gates reckons the Northern Irishman would also give the Red Devils more of an identity on the pitch.
He told GIVEMESPORT: “I think Brendan Rodgers would be infinitely better than Solskjaer because Rodgers is actually a coach and has demonstrated that he is a good manager.
“Tactically, he’s astute. His teams have an identity and a style.”
Why are Manchester United looking at potentially replacing Solskjaer?
Manchester United went into the season with high hopes after Solskjaer spent £133.7million to bolster his squad during the summer transfer window and also secured Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford.
However, it has not gone to plan as they were eliminated from the Carabao Cup by West Ham United at the first hurdle and also suffered convincing defeats at the hands of arch-rivals Liverpool and Manchester City on home soil.
Solskjaer even went as far as to say the 5-0 rout by Liverpool was his ‘darkest day’ in charge.
The Norwegian’s former Red Devils team-mates are even losing faith in him, with Rio Ferdinand stating on his Five with Vibe podcast that Solskjaer should leave Old Trafford.