According to reports, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer turned down the chance to restructure his coaching staff and system, which had been dubbed “too British” by top Manchester United players.
The Red Devils fired the Norwegian manager on Sunday morning, one day after United’s humbling 4-1 loss at Watford left him with a record of four defeats in his previous five games.
Following the disappointment of Solskjaer’s dismissal, Michael Carrick has been appointed as interim manager of the Red Devils while the club searches for a new interim coach.
Former United midfielder Michael Carrick and Mike Phelan, who worked under Sir Alex Ferguson while Solskjaer was a player, were among Solskjaer’s assistants, along with Northern Irishman Kieran McKenna.
The group of coaches, however, were unable to stop United’s poor form, with the Red Devils losing 5-0 at home to Liverpool and 2-0 at Old Trafford to Manchester City.
United were seventh in the table on Sunday after Solskjaer failed to win five of his last seven league matches in charge, and the Red Devils might tumble even further if Tottenham and Everton win this weekend.
Source: Daily Mail