African Manager Bluntly Rejects Replacing Solskjaer At Man United

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure

In the wake of Liverpool’s 5-0 thrashing of Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future as the Manchester United manager has become uncertain.

Rumors rapidly swirled around Europe claiming the Norwegian is nearing his Old Trafford departure.

On social media, Solskjaer’s situation has also become a trending topic. One Twitter user even tagged Egyptian Premier League manager Pitso Mosimane, stressing that the Al Ahly boss “only man” who could “bring the glory days” to Manchester United.

To everyone’s surprise, Mosimane responded and quickly turned down the idea, suggesting that top European clubs are “not yet ready” for African head coaches, Goal reported.

“You know very well that Europe is not yet ready for this,” Moismane wrote. “Maybe to our great grandchildren.”

“At least Al Ahly changed the narrative and provided free education,” he continued. “Now we have archives from this story to show our children that it is possible.”

Looking at Mosimane’s resume, it appears that he may be presenting a strong case for replacing Solskjaer as Manchester United manager.

Since joining Al Ahly in October 2020, the 59-year-old has won two Caf Champions League titles, Caf Super Cup, Egyptian Cup, and the Egyptian Super Cup.

Recent reports stated that Manchester United has already shortlisted an array of world-renowned managers who could succeed Solskjaer.

Former Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte and former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane are among the reported favorites to land the job.

However, an earlier report said that Zidane is not interested in managing Manchester United.

 Conte, on the other hand, is keen on making a return to the English Premier League but has “reservations” about Manchester United’s structure, per Manchester Evening News.

According to the report, Conte demands “assurances” from the club over its direction and he doesn’t want to have “marketable players foisted onto him. ”

Solskjaer, meanwhile, has insisted that despite being down at the moment, he will continue leading the group.

"Well, the only way I know how to approach life," Solskjaer said after loss to Liverpool. "That's to wake up tomorrow morning, look forward, evaluate what's gone on, what's gone wrong, do my very, very best to come through a difficult time. ”

“I've heard nothing else [on my future] and I'm still thinking about tomorrow's work,” the coach added. “Of course, we're all low, I can't say now that I've felt any worse than this, this is the worse I've been, the lowest I've been, but I accept the responsibility and that is mine today and it's mine going forward.”


'Not good enough': Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the end of the 4-2 defeat at Leicester
'Not good enough': Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the end of the 4-2 defeat at Leicester
Photo: AFP / Paul ELLIS

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