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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future at Manchester United is under pressure as the Red Devils are currently 15th in the Premier League table. Solskjaer’s side have just 2 wins in 6 games and have collected overall 7 points.
Solskjaer’s side are leading their Champions League group, however, they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Istanbul Basakshehir on Wednesday night.
After the Champions League, Solskjaer was asked if he fears for his future after the loss.
He said: “I decline to comment on this. Of course it’s early on and opinions are out there all the time.
“I’m employed by the club to do a job – and I do that to the best of my ability with our staff.”
So let’s see who could replace the Norwegian if he gets sacked?
Mauricio Pochettino is currently not managing any teams after leaving Tottenham in 2019. During his managerial career with the Spurs, he reached the Champions League final in the 2018/19 season, however, lost to Liverpool.
Pochettino has been recently asked about the rumors linking him with United’s managerial job.
“I don’t know,” he said, when asked whether he would like to manage a Premier League team again.
“I’m not going to close any door. I learnt when I was really, really young, [Pochettino’s former coach] Jorge Griffa would say, ‘Mauricio, football is going to dictate your way’.
“And I am waiting to feel what is the right project for us, which is the right way to take.
“My energy is full, I’d love to be involved in the game but at the same time I need to understand that at the moment is a good moment that you need to wait.
“You need to wait for the right project and for sure football is going to bring what football wants and we need to be open and to accept or not.”
Massimiliano Allegri is also currently without a club since he left Juventus in 2019. During his managerial career, Allegri has managed several clubs, however, he has not managed Premier League clubs.
With his recent club Juventus, the 53-year-old has won 5 Serie A titles, 4 Coppa Italia trophies, as well as two Supercoppa Italiana trophies.
Julian Nagelsmann has been managing RB Leipzig since 2019. The young manager has impressed the footballing world with his team, who knocked-out Tottenham from the Champions League round of 16 in the 2019/20 season and managed to reach the semi-finals for the first time in their history.