Manchester United fans have probably been wondering why the club hierarchy has decided to grant Mike Phelan contract extension. Especially after a series of poor results with Ole in charge which prompted the fans to sanction his axe.
Defeats to Young Boys (Champions league) West Ham (Carabao Cup) and Aston Villa in the premier league. Not forgetting draws against Southampton and Everton respectively. And struggling past Villareal as well as Wolverhampton.
Fans took to Tweeter to vent there frustrations with #OleOut trending throughout at least for a while. The arrival of Sancho, Varane and Ronaldo made the spectators belive that. A major trophy is on the way and maybe these season already.
But the club's move on Phelan that not only did it mean the club has full support on underfire boss Ole Gunnar. But as well as there intentions are clear that they are not bothered by the two highly regarded managers available in the market.
Some of the facts we cannot overlook on why the club hierarchy. Are in full support of the former Manchester United striker. The ability to save club's money in bringing in academy graduates into the team.
The financial implications that comes with replacing the current manager. Having extended his contract just last summer. The club cannot afford to bridge the contract of which they will have to pay the Norwegian his full wages.
Appointment of another Coach would mean settling on another financial constraints. With which the two available candidates are relatively expensive acquisitions. Hence the need to kelp hold of the aforementioned tactician.
The possibility of the club hierarchy targeting another prospect in Southgate. Of whom he's still on contract with Three Lions until after World Cup. Definitely the red side of Manchester may have thought of relying on the 48 year old until end of the season.
And if the results don't change anytime soon then the second in command Mike Phelan. Can take up the dugout responsibilities until May next season. So as to give Gareth enough time to focus on his team duties maybe later possible appoint Gareth as Manchester United manager by next season.
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