Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came back to Manchester United’s Carrington training ground on Thursday to begin his own stint as interim manager, knowing he’s a chance of landing the role on a full time basis.
United are committed to using the opportunity to appraise the problem fully and Solskjaer’s full time team Molde are expecting him to go back to Norway in May.
But, if results go it isn’t out of this question the Old Trafford outfit can give the job to a confirmed crowd favourite.
It is understood United have agreed a compensation commission with Molde of less than £500,000 to attract Solskjaer to England. There’s absolutely no figure set up if the’loan’ become irreversible.
However, Solskjaer is second-favourite supporting Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to become United’s next permanent manager. The example of Roberto di Matteo at Chelsea in 2012 shows how results can change the class of events.
Di Matteo stepped from assistant manager to take more than Andre Villas-Boas and was in the character on a caretaker basis if he directed the Blues to the Champions League crown to the only time in their own history.
While United are looking for a longterm reception, you can find many examples of premierleague directors durable fewer than the 2 1 matches Solskjaer was placed accountable for – most especially Frank de Boer, who was sacked by Crystal Palace after four matches last season.