Paper Talk: Done decision as Man Utd board settles on next manager

Date published: Monday 11th February 2019 8:26

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The Manchester United board have decided who will be their next manager, while a key Leicester star could be ready to quit the club, according to Monday’s papers.



Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will reportedly be named the full-time Manchester United manager at the end of the season.

SunSport claims that a decision has been made at board level, although the club may not announce it officially until May.

The report goes on to state that United are publicly sticking to the mantra that they are continuing to search for Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor.

However, the hunt is now over, with co-chairmen Joel and Avram Glazer now convinced they have the right man in the Norwegian.

Avram Glazer travelled from America to be at United’s 3-0 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday and is said to have spoken to Solskjaer in the dressing room after the game.

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The news will bring to end all the speculation that Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino could be the next man in charge at Old Trafford, with United chiefs unable to ignore the fact that Solskjaer has won 10 of his first 11 games in charge.

The Red Devils are now back in the top four, albeit 14 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City and Liverpool.


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Kasper Schmeichel could quit Leicester because he is not happy under manager Claude Puel (The Sun)

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 18: Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester City and Ricardo Pereira embrace during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at The King Power Stadium on August 18, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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