Fans Want Ole Gunnar Solskjaer To Be The Permanent Manchester United Manager
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be Manchester United's permanent manager, that's according to the fans who have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the current incumbent over Mauricio Pochettino, Zinedine Zidane and Max Allegri.
If at the beginning of the season you'd have given any football fan 100 guesses as to who would be Manchester United manager right now it's unlikely that they'd have named Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the top 100.
Back in August Jose Mourinho's place as United manager still seemed pretty secure having come off the best season for the club in the Premier League since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement in 2013.
The season started full of hope for Mourinho but things fell apart quickly and after the Red Devils lost 3-1 to rivals Liverpool in December he was sacked.
Solskjaer's subsequent appointment till the end of the season was a surprise but the turn around at Old Trafford is even more of a surprise.
The Norwegian won his first seven games in charge and in unbeaten in eight. When he first took the job few gave him a chance to keep the role past May.
United's form and the feel good factor has changed that though. In a poll today the former striker was miles ahead of Mauricio Pochettino, Max Allegri and Zinedine Zidane:
Who should be Manchester United's next permanent manager?- SPORTbible (@sportbible) February 1, 2019
Pochettino has been considered a United manager of the future for a while, whilst Real Madrid also remains a possibility, and it was reported he was interested in the job for the summer.
He has impressed at Spurs and his ability to improve young players were appeal to the Old Trafford club but questions remain about the fact he's yet to win any silverware.
The north London side were knocked out of the FA Cup last week but Pochettino reckoned that winning trophies wasn't that important, something that could set alarm bells ringing at United.
Zidane's star name would be attractive to any club but the fact he won three Champions League titles in a row at Real Madrid might be more important.
The 1998 World Cup winner is currently taking time out of the game after quitting Real last summer.
Allegri has picked up from Antonio Conte at Juventus and in fact made them better with a better record in the Champions League.
Solskjaer has the most modest record as a manager, before his current stint, but with all the good will from United fans to the baby faced assassin who gave them a special night late in May of 1999 it would be foolish to rule him out.