Man United Board Confident of Landing Top Premier League Manager to Replace Solskjaer
- Brendan Rodgers is believed to be the leading candidate to succeed Solskjaer at Manchester United
- The current Manchester United boss Solskjaer is under immense pressure after a poor run of results across competitions
- Former Chelsea star Antonio Conte had earlier been touted as a favourite but has since taken over at Spurs
Plans to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Man United manager seem to have been revived after the club's board reportedly identifying Brendan Rodgers as a potential successor.
Solskjaer is currently a man under siege, with pressure mounting on him to relinquish his position.
This comes after leading United to a difficult start to the season and already finding themselves nine points behind Premier League leaders, Chelsea.
The Red Devils have lost four of their first 11 matches of the new campaign, with their frustrating run seeing them drop to sixth on the log with just 17 points.
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While the United hierarchy are still backing the Norwegian to turn things around, the Red Devils' upcoming matches have proved to be a cause for concern.
The fixtures include away trips to Villarreal and Chelsea as well as hosting rivals Arsenal at the start of December.
Metro UK reports there is every chance Solskjaer could be shown the door if his charges do not improve.
His departure will consequently pave way for the appointment of a replacement, with The Daily Star claiming United chiefs are increasingly confident of landing Rodgers as Ole's successor.
The Leicester boss is believed to be ticking many of the boxes United are looking for in a manager.
However, courting the Irishman will not be a walk in the park as Leicester are expected to reject any advances for the tactician.
Despite constantly reiterating his commitment to the King Power outfit, Man United contend the Old Trafford job will be too tempting for the ex-Liverpool manager to turn down.
Paul Parker tells Solskjaer to strip Maguire of man Utd captaincy
Meanwhile, a former Manchester United star Paul Parker has called on the club to strip Harry Maguire of the captaincy.
Maguire was handed the armband by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer shortly after his arrival from Leicester City in 2019 for a record £80million.
However, the Englishman has come under serious scrutiny this term as he continues to struggle for form.
His performances against Liverpool and Man City in United's disastrous losses to both teams saw him court immense criticism, with Roy Keane, a United legend, suggesting the England international was "like a robot."