Brendan Rodgers Has Moved ‘Step Closer’ To Becoming Manchester United Manager

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers during the match.

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Brendan Rodgers is reportedly house-hunting in Cheshire, fuelling speculation he’s inching towards becoming the Manchester United manager.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has held on to his job during the international break despite losing back-to-back games at home to Liverpool and Manchester City. On Tuesday, he was pictured back at Carrington from a week’s holiday in Norway to prepare for United’s clash against Watford.

However, despite the club’s hierarchy’s reluctance to relieve the Norwegian of his duties, it is understood that he’s just a few more frustrating results away from getting the sack.

Interestingly, Rodgers, believed to be the club’s preferred option to succeed Solskjaer, has been reported by The Sun to be looking for a new family home in ‘football’s jet-set areas of Wilmslow and Alderley Edge’.

The Leicester City boss has done an impressive job at the King Power Stadium. He outsmarted the United gaffer in the Foxes 4-2 win just after October’s international break.

This new development is bound to increase pressure on Solskjaer, who has delivered a series of underwhelming results this season with a star-studded roster.

The United board believe the squad, consisting of superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane, is underperforming and should be in a much better position than their current sixth place on the league table.

Accordingly, even if they bring in Rodgers or any other new manager, it’s claimed that there’s no desire to throw money in the January transfer window to address the underlying issues in the squad.