Man United to Pay Solskjaer N4bn After Sacking Him as Manager at Old Trafford

Man United to Pay Solskjaer N4bn After Sacking Him as Manager at Old Trafford

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be receiving a huge payout as a severance package following his sacking at Man United
  • It is understood United will have to fork out a mouthwatering £7.5m to compensate the Norwegian gaffer
  • The hefty price to be paid by United comes after they decided to hand Solskjaer a lucrative new three-year deal in the summer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will reportedly pocket a mouthwatering £7.5million (N4bn) payout from Man United after he was sacked as manager.

Ex-Man United boss Solskjaer during a past match. Photo: Getty Images.
The hefty price to be paid by United comes after they decided to hand Solskjaer a lucrative new three-year deal in the summer. Photo: Getty Images.
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Solskjaer was shown the door at Old Trafford on Sunday, November 21, barely hours after United were humiliated 4-1 by Watford at Vicarage Road.

His sacking came after weeks of immense pressure occasioned by the Red Devils' woeful run of results which included heavy defeats to rivals Liverpool and Man City.

The Old Trafford dwellers had managed just one win in seven Premier League outings, leaving them 12 points behind leaders Chelsea.

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It is understood Solskjaer was hoping to remain in charge until at least the end of the season with his lucrative deal with the club running until the summer of 2024.

However, United were left with no choice but to terminate his contract early to usher in a new era at the club.

The Sun now reports the Manchester club will be forced to pay the 48-year-old a year's worth of salary as his severance package amounting to £7.5m.

This comes as a hefty price for United who decided to hand Ole a new three-year lucrative contract in the summer after showing glimpses of progress.

His former teammate Michael Carrick has now been installed as caretaker boss as the club looks for an interim solution pending the appointment of a substantive replacement at the end of the season.

Mauricio Pochettino, Zinedine Zidane and Brendan Rodgers are some of the names that have been floated for the Old Trafford job.

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Man United demolished by Watford at Vicarage Road

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Manchester United hit a new low under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Watford claimed a deserved 4-1 victory at Vicarage Road on Saturday, November 20.

In what was another disastrous afternoon for the Red Devils, they had to finish the game with 10 men after Harry Maguire was shown a red card in the second half.

Prior to the clash, Solskjaer, during a press conference, assured Manchester United fans that they would see a reaction after the derby defeat to Manchester City.

Source: Sports Brief News