Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under less pressure at Man Utd thanks to clause in Pochettino’s Tottenham exit package

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER is unlikely to be replaced by Mauricio Pochettino this season due to a clause in the Argentinian’s Tottenham exit package.

The Mirror report Spurs’ settlement means the North London club could be due up to £10million in compensation – if Pochettino were to take over at Manchester United before the end of the season.

 Former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is unlikely to take Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's job at Manchester United this season


Former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is unlikely to take Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job at Manchester United this season

Pressure is mounting on the United boss after Burnley won at Old Trafford for the first time in 58 years in their last Premier League outing.

However, Solskjaer is thought to have been assured of his place at least until the end of the campaign.

Fans are planning a mass walk-out protest during their next league game against Wolves as concerns over the direction of the club as well as the leadership of the Glazer family mount up.

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Solskjaer wants years rather than months to construct a side something other managers at the top of the Premier League have been afforded.

He said: “We do have a way of doing things, of course. You can see other teams have done well. Jurgen spent four years building his team, and they’re going well now.”


United’s executive vice chairman Ed Woodward and the club’s American owners want to give the former Cardiff boss time to turn things around after he was given the job on a permanent basis in March 2019.

Woodward is in the firing line for United supporters unhappy at the club’s transfer dealings and was the victim of a shocking attack when a gang of furious fans launched a smoke bomb and fireworks at his home.

A source told The Sun: “We didn’t get to speak to Woodward but hopefully he’ll get the message because we’re not going away and we won’t stand around doing nothing while our club is ruined.”

A club statement said: “Fans expressing opinion is one thing, criminal damage and intent to endanger life is another. There is simply no excuse for this.”

Despite the unrest, United look to have finally sealed a deal for Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes after a drawn out transfer saga.

United upped their original bid by £4m, after late interest from Barcelona, to land the 25-year-old Portuguese star who they have been monitoring for seven years.

The club’s recruitment policy has been slammed since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson with a number of big money signings failing to deliver on the pitch.

United legend Rio Ferdinand said: “Look at the team now and the four best players this season are home grown talent.

“That speaks volumes about the recruitment, how shoddy it’s been.”

United fans’ worries grew even further when Solskjaer revealed Alexis Sanchez will return to Old Trafford after his Inter Milan loan move.

The former Molde boss said the £505,000-a-week flop would prove his doubters wrong.

Supporters took to social media to voice their frustration with one calling it “mind boggling” and another going as far as to say the Norwegian is “the worst Premier League manager of all time”.

 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United's on-loan forward Alexis Sanchez


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United’s on-loan forward Alexis SanchezCredit: AFP or licensors
Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskajaer is convinced he will be given time to complete his rebuilding project at Old Trafford


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