Jose Mourinho’s sacking has created a lot of questions at Manchester United. On the one hand, many supporters may be relieved to see the Portuguese gaffer depart, taking along with him the techniques and styles that weren’t working at the club for months altogether.
Another chunk may still be left surprised at what just occurred. It wasn’t that many days ago that a Jose Mourinho side put up a convincing 4-1 thrashing of Fulham in the Premier League, after having secured qualification into the UCL’s Round of 16.
Regardless, Mourinho is out of a job and the club has announced that it will appoint a caretaker manager to take hold of the reigns till the end of this season, by when a well-researched full-time option will be hired.
In this period of confusion, some earnest Red Devils will be pleasantly surprised to hear one name that seems pretty high up amongst the list of contenders.
The Mirror, amongst other sources, have claimed that former United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is being considered for the caretaker post.
The 45-year-old Norwegian has had only three managerial spells under his belt. The first was a successful period with Molde in his own nation, before having a failed attempt at guiding Cardiff City. Currently, Solskjaer is back with Molde.
The report claims that the club wants to have a familiar and reliable face in control during the transition period. In addition to Solskjaer, former defender Laurent Blanc has also been part of the murmurs.
Other reports have firmly ruled out Michael Carrick and Nicky Butt from the role, citing a variety of reasons. Other club legends who could fit the bill are Roy Keane and Ryan Giggs, although the electric striker has emerged as the more talked about option, highly touted to land the job.
This may be an interesting twist for the club, relying on its illustrious players to guide it forward.