In breaking football transfer news we shared today, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left Manchester United after a series of poor performances. And now, even as transfer rumours about his replacement are flying around Old Trafford, Cristiano Ronaldo has said his goodbyes. Mauricio Pochettino is eyeing the managing role that Ole has left empty. So, as Ronaldo bids Solskjaer farewell, Pochettino wants to replace him.
Taking over Manchester United in December 2018 as just an interim coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has managed the club since.
In charge for almost 3 years, the Norwegian led them to the UEFA Europa League final back in May. Under him, United even finished a successful 2020/21 Premier League season by placing second, behind reigning champions Manchester City.
Ronaldo Bids Solskjaer Farewell, Pochettino Wants to Replace Him
Now, Manchester United star striker Cristiano Ronaldo has said his goodbyes to his former teammate and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Norwegian manager resigned from his post as head coach earlier this week.
“He’s been my striker when I first came to Old Trafford and he’s been my coach since I came back to Manchester United,” the Portuguese wrote via Twitter.
“But most of all, Ole is an outstanding human being,” Ronaldo continued.
“I wish him the best in whatever his life has reserved for him. Good luck, my friend! You deserve it!”
Now, interim manager Michael Carrick is taking charge of the team before Manchester United appoint the new coach.
According to Daily Mail, Mauricio Pochettino is willing to take the job and return to Premier League.
The fact is that the Argentine is reportedly unhappy at PSG – he’s frustrated at managing a dressing-room full of egos.
On top of that, Pochettino’s family still remain in London where he worked as a Spurs boss.
To recap, Pochettino had already been heavily linked with the United job when Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho in December 2018. Indeed, the Old Trafford board still admire him.