Ole Gunnar’s Solskjaer’ job as Manchester United manager is sae – for now.
The Norwegian went into Saturday’s premier League game at Everton under intense pressure after back-to-back defeats to Arsenal and then Istanbul Besaksehir in the Champions League and with Mauricio Pochettino seemingly waiting in the wings.
However, his side came from behind to win thanks to two gaols from Bruno Fernandes, and one from Edison Cavani, his first for the club, to lift the prevailing gloom surrounding the club.
And that is enough to keep him in the job – until the next crisis comes along.
Solskjaer admits that he had talks with the club hierarchy before the Everton game, but insists that he continues to have their backing. He also still has the dressing room on his side, and the players continue to support him, despite their inconsistent results this season.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.