Ole Sacking: Reactions
What’s gone wrong this season is beyond me’ – Robson
Former Manchester United and England captain Bryan Robson was on 5 Live Breakfast earlier this morning reaction to the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“Ole has built a good squad, when you look back at last season where we got to the Europa League final, finished second in the league and it’s been building and building and we’ve been getting better as Ole’s been in charge,” he said.
“What’s gone wrong this season is beyond me because I’m thinking it’s the same group of players but then we’ve added Sancho, Ronaldo, Varane.
“So you’re thinking the next step is to go forward and challenge City, Chelsea and Liverpool for the title and be comfortable in the Champions League to at least go to maybe the quarter-finals semi-final, final.
“The last few performances have been really disappointing and it’s not just the results, it’s the way we’ve played, we look disjointed.”
A lot of what Ole has done well has gone under the radar’
Peter Schmeichel Former Manchester United goalkeeper on BBC Radio 5 Live
I’m really, really sad. I’m sad for Ole, for the fans and the club. It isn’t where the club wants to be, dismissing manager number four in such a short period of time.A lot of what Ole has done well has gone under the radar, I don’t think people are aware of it; organising the club for the future. But football is about results, here and now, and the expectations are if you don’t have the results, somebody else can come in. Unfortunately, this has happened today, I was hoping it wouldn’t. But now we have to look ahead to the future and hope we can get somebody who can be there for the long run.Article Reactions
Ole is an outstanding human being’ – RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo has tweeted regarding Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Old Trafford departure and has wished his former team-mate and manager good luck for the future, having described him as “an outstanding human being”.
Pochettino unhappy with culture at PSG- BBC’s Simon Stone
Pochettino has never made any secret of the fact he would like to manage in the English game again and his family remain in London, although that is not thought to be a hugely significant factor given it is as easy to get to the capital from Paris as it is from Manchester.
The former Southampton boss has been in charge of PSG for 10 months. This season they are 11 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 after 14 games and a point behind Manchester City in their Champions League group. Indeed, Pochettino will be in Manchester this week for his team’s game against the Premier League champions.
Part of his unhappiness in Paris is around the culture of the club. His team includes superstars like Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar but the squad is unbalanced. There is a surplus of left-backs, for example, and there was a feeling they did not need to sign Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma in the summer.
Those recruitment decisions are out of Pochettino’s hands since, on transfers, he is essentially an advisor to Leonardo.