It’s fair to say that Manchester United have not been in a great place since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013. They’ve tried the up and coming manager, Dave Moyes, they’ve tried the ultra experienced veteran, Louis van Gaal, and they’ve tried serial winner Jose Mourinho. Yet throughout the last six years the team has seemed adrift, short of passion, skill, and drive.
The appointment of an ex-player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took many by surprise, but he quickly gained support as a breath of fresh air after the increasingly stifling Mourinho years. Initially recruited as an interim solution to steady the ship, Solskjaer’s team appeared rejuvenated and inspired, and rattled off a club record eight consecutive victories. A new dawn beckoned, and Solskjaer’s appointment was made permanent.
The Baby-Faced A-Sacking
However, years of underachievement do not get turned around overnight. The old problems have resurfaced, and the dream of Solskjaer the redeemer have faded.
SkyBet has a selection of special bets available for Solskjaer, and none of them will bring much pleasure to the current Man Utd manager. Skybet are offering 2/5 the Norwegian leaving the club before the end of the 2019/20 season, and 7/4 on him leaving his post before the end of the year. The chances of him leaving before the season even begins are given at 9/2.
If the bookmaker thinks that Solskjaer will most likely be gone by next summer, they at least think that other managers will go first. The odds that he be the first manager to be sacked next season are currently 8/1.