That Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s post at Manchester United is under some scrutiny is in no doubt. The Norwegian gaffer has had a pathetic start to life as the full-time gaffer of his former club, with the Red Devils now sitting just two points above the relegation zone.
There have already been murmurs about the possibility of him being sacked, with some reports even putting an October deadline to the poor affairs at Old Trafford.
In the midst of such talk, the obvious question that arises is who would be an apt replacement to Solskjaer, who himself replaced Jose Mourinho only last December.
Turns out, a familiar face may be interested.
As per the RMC (via Sport Witness), Laurent Blanc is eyeing the managerial post at Old Trafford. The former Manchester United player is believed to be ‘attentive’ to the situation unfolding at the moment and the fact that he is monitoring the affairs could be indicative of the fact that he is interested in taking over if Solskjaer is sacked.
However, if form was an issue with Solskjaer, then the Frenchman isn’t exactly the most attractive option either, having been out of active coaching since last being in-charge of PSG in 2016.
The report also linked him to the presently vacant Lyon gig.
While it would appear premature to consider Solskjaer’s departure, it also happens to be a recurring blood-cry from many frustrated fans who so far were only displaying an anti-Glazers sentiment.
Yet another restart will only spiral the club into more disarray, especially since the position of Director of Football is yet to be assigned and appointed, ensuring yet another change in philosophy.
Solskjaer was entrusted with the gig over the long-term with multiple transfer windows and a steady rebuild in mind. However, such a drop in standards and form is certainly unprecedented.