Ole Gunnar Solskjaer


Erik ten Hag: List Of  Trophies He Has Won

Ajax Boss Erik ten Hag is set to become Manchester United manager ahead of the 2022/23 season.

Since Solskjaer’s sacking in November, Ralf Rangnick has been in temporary charge of

first-team matters with the German set to move into an advisory role at the end of 2021/22 campaign.

Sportdaylight understands that Rangnick’s choice for the job was Ten Hag.

The question is, just what sort of coach are Manchester United getting?

Perhaps more importantly, is Ten Hag the manager who can end United’s concerning trophy drought?

Here is a look back at the silverware he has lifted during his fledgling career so far…


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1. Bayern Munich II – Regionalliga Bayern (2014)

The first trophy of Ten Hag’s career came during his time in charge of Bayern Munich’s second-string.

Under his guidance Die Roten’s young guns secured the Regionalliga Bayern title, a league which acts as one of the feeder division to Germany’s third tier.


2. Ajax – KNVB Cup (2019)

Ten Hag’s first proper trophy came in May 2019, when he oversaw Ajax’s 4-0 victory over Willem II in the KNVB Cup final.

Daley Blind opened the scoring for the favourites, before a brace from

Klaus-Jan Huntelaar and a late strike from Rasmus Nissen Kristensen sealed an emphatic victory.


3. Ajax – Eredivisie (2019)

Ajax followed up their cup success by securing the Eredivisie title a few weeks later.

Top spot was only assured late on in the season after a wobble from long-time leaders PSV Eindhoven.

Ajax’s old rivals sat in first for 25 straight matchdays before Ten Hag’s side finally wrestled their way back to the summit in the final weeks of the season.



4. Ajax – Johan Cruyff Shield (2019)

The Johan Cruyff Shield is the equivalent to the Community Shield in England with the Eredivisie holders squaring off against the KNVB Cup winners.

However, as Ajax lifted both trophies the previously the season they instead squared off against league runners-up PSV in a one-off game.

Kasper Dolberg got them off to a perfect start inside one minute and Blind made sure of the win just after the break


5. Ajax – KNVB Cup (2021)

With the 2019/20 Dutch domestic season cancelled due to the pandemic, Ajax would have to wait until 2021 to defend their KNVB Cup title.

They met Vitesse in the final and won in dramatic circumstances.

Ryan Gravenberch opened the scoring in the first half but Ajax were soon pegged back by Ikoma Openda.

David Neres then left it late – very, very late – to seal victory, popping up with a strike in the 91st minute to send the trophy back to Amsterdam.


6. Ajax – Eredivisie (2021)

PSV ran Ajax close in 2018/19 but the big dogs of Dutch football reasserted their authority during the 2020/21 campaign.

Ten Hag’s charges were crown champions by 16 points this time around,

even though their top scorer, Dusan Tadic, only managed 14 goals.

The highlights of the season was a 13-0 – yes 13 – win over VVV-Venlo.

Zinedine Zidane not interested in Man Utd Job

The red devil’s have approached Zinedine Zidane about replacing ole  but, according to sources close to the former Real Madrid boss, he is not interested in going to Old Trafford at this point.

Ole Gunnar Soskjaer was sacked by United on Sunday after Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at Watford.

Zidane ended his second spell as Real manager in May this year.

He won three consecutive Champions League titles with the club from 2016.

After leaving in 2018, he returned a year later and won La Liga and the Spanish Super Cup in 2020.


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The same sources have said legendary former France and Real midfielder Zidane, who is out of work, would not be keen on a move to United right now.

He has been linked with the French national side and Paris St-Germain, and would prefer to consider those options when or if they become available.

Mauricio Pochettino, who has regularly been spoken of as a future United boss, is the current manager of PSG, who have full confidence in the Argentine and have made no movements to replace him with Zidane.

Solskjaer Set For 9m Euro Man Utd Severance Package

Manchester United have parted ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after a poor run of form under the Norwegian.

Following his dismissal, it is understood the club now have to pay him a full year’s salary as severance pay.

According to The Sun, this would total around nine million euros,

as the fifth-highest paid coach in the Premier League behind Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp, Brendan Rodgers and Marcelo Bielsa.


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Club legend Michael Carrick has been brought in as interim head coach and will take charge of Manchester United for their Champions League tie away to Villarreal on Tuesday.

Carrick faces a tough start with Chelsea coming up next week followed by crystal palace and young boys

Breakings: Manchester United Have Sacked Ole Gunnar's Solskjaer

Manchester United have sacked manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at Watford.

The club have won just one of their past seven Premier League matches and are seventh in the table, 12 points behind leaders Chelsea.

First-team coach Michael Carrick has been placed in temporary charge while United seek an interim manager to the end of the season.

The club’s recent run of poor form includes a 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool on 24 October and a 2-0 defeat by Manchester City on 6 November.


United statement:

It is with regret that we have reached this difficult decision,” 

“While the past few weeks have been disappointing, they should not obscure all the work he has done over the past three years to rebuild the foundations for long-term success.

“Ole leaves with our sincerest thanks for his tireless efforts as manager and our very best wishes for the future.”


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Solskjaer is a former Red Devils player, scoring 126 goals in 11 seasons from 1996-2007 including the winner in the 1999 Champions League final.

Man Utd said :

His place in the club’s history will always be secure, not just for his story as a player, but as a great man and a manager who gave us many great moments.

“He will forever be welcome back at Old Trafford as part of the Manchester United family.”


United next play when they travel to Spain to take on Villarreal in the Champions League on Tuesday, before league games against Chelsea and Arsenal.

Darren Fletcher will stay on as technical director, while Mike Phelan and Kieran McKenna – who were part of Solskjaer’s coaching set up – will also remain at the club for the time being.

Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, currently out of work, is an early favourite with bookmakers to become United’s next manager.

Next Manchester United Manager Odds: Zidane Odds-On Favourite

Zinedine Zidane is the leading contender to become the next Manchester United boss with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer facing the sack at Old Trafford.

There are numerous potential candidates for the huge Premier League role including club legends Cristiano Ronaldo, Nicky Butt, Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher.

But Zizou, the former Real Madrid boss, is the firm favourite with the bookies at 10/11.

The 49-year-old has an incredibly impressive CV despite his short time in management.

He became the first coach in history to win three consecutive Champions League titles when he steered his former club Real Madrid to the European trophy from 2015-2018.

He left the Spanish giants having won 11 trophies across two spells as head coach.

And Red Devils fans are licking their lips at the prospect of the France icon taking charge.


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They suffered a 5-0 loss to Liverpool in October and a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City prior to the international break.

Sportdaylight understands the Norwegian is set to be dismissed, with Zidane identified as the club’s top managerial target for the Old Trafford hotseat.

Rodgers is the second favourite to become the next permanent manager at odds of 8/5 – despite his Leicester team losing to Chelsea earlier in the day.

The Foxes boss has also been in the spotlight a few times for various Premier League roles including becoming the favourite for the Newcastle job.

Rodgers quickly quashed any possibility of a move to St James’ Park though by saying he is focused on the job at hand at Leicester, but it remains to be seen whether a move to Old Trafford could be more tempting.

Solskjaer will be dismissed after a disastrous run of form from his side culminated in a woeful 4-1 humbling at Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

Manchester United Have Decided Do Replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Pending official confirmation, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been releaved of his duties as Manchester United’s manager.

After coming to take the job as head manager in 2018, Ole did make some considerable progress with the squad but he didn’t win any important silverware.

Once more key players who performed at the highest level arrived, many of his inconsistencies as a coach began emerging.

From the moment the season started, it was clear that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was way in over his head with dismal results against any club throughout every tournament.

Earlier today, a bad result against Watford after the international break would surely bring his tenure to a bitter end.

After a 4-1 loss, Solskjaer approached the fans to offer his apologies for the result knowing his fate was probably sealed.


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The board of directors called for an emergency meeting to reach the terms of Solskjaer’s exit from the club.

After five hours of talks, they came out with the decision to relieve Ole from his managerial duties.

Fabrizio Romano was the first one who broke the news, Solskjaer won’t continue as Manchester United’s manager.

While options are considered, Darren Fletcher is expected to take the job as interim manager.

Why hasn’t the sacking been announced by United?

Despite reaching the final verdict on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future, owner Joel Blazer is the one who has the final word.

It’s a matter of time before he simply gives the decision his blessing because the rest of the board already made peace with it.

There is still no confirmation on any manager to take the job but the suggested names vary between Zinedine Zidane, Brendan Rodgers and Ronald Koeman.

Manchester United plans to take this decision making process slowly because they want to pick the best possible manager for the role.

Inside the board, everybody considers they have a title-winning squad but choosing the right coach is essential for them to have a chance at any trophies.

A few hours after the initial announcement, Fabrizio Romano confirmed Joel Glazer’s decision.

Man Utd Boss: Ole Gunnar's Solskjaer Says Fans Will 'See a Reaction'

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says fans will “see a reaction” when his side take on Watford on Saturday (15:00 GMT).

United are sixth in the table after a run of just four wins in 12 games.

Following the international break, the 48-year-old says that everyone at the club is working together to turn their form around.

United have surprised many observers by sticking with Solskjaer after their poor run, with two of their four wins in 12 coming through late winners and another after an injury-time David de Gea penalty save.

The comprehensive nature of the 2-0 home defeat by Manchester City immediately before the international break made the result, in its own way, as demoralising as the record 5-0 home loss to Liverpool a fortnight before.


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United‘s embarrassing 5-0 defeat was their heaviest ever at home to Liverpool, as well as being the first time they have lost to-nil by five or more goals at home since a 5-0 loss to Man City in February 1955.

However, Solskjaer is said to have been in a good mood in training this week and he painted a positive picture of life at Old Trafford as he spoke ahead of his side’s trip to Watford.

Solskjaer said:

“The players, staff, myself and club are working toward one goal; to improve and get better results.”

“When you lose, you are always disappointed and under pressure.”

“Sometimes the first thing you want to do is get back on the training ground.

“But this has been a good time to refresh our minds. We have prioritised a few things and I am sure you will see a reaction.”

The Norwegian says he has been in communication with United‘s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward throughout the international break but that there was nothing unusual in that.

Woodward put his name to a statement that accompanied the release of United‘s latest financial results on Wednesday which said the club’s “top priority” was “success on the pitch”.

Evidently, Solskjaer needs to turn the situation around quickly. But he does not feel the pressure should be a burden to his players.

“This poor run has put us under pressure,” he said. “But pressure should be a joy, something that makes us a better team and perform at the best level.”

And, at the start of run of games that includes a crucial Champions League trip to Villarreal on Tuesday and a daunting Premier League encounter with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge next Sunday.

He promised Jesse Lingard he will get a chance to have an impact after talks over a new contract for the England man collapsed.

He said:

“I have not been involved in contract talks but Jesse is a big part of squad,”

“He gives energy to group every day.

“Every player wants to play but I can’t fault his attitude. Jesse has done well when he has played for us and he will get his chances.”

Manchester United 'Not At Same Level' As Manchester City, Says Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United’s players need to “look in the mirror” because they are “not at the same level” as their Manchester City counterparts, says midfielder Bruno Fernandes.

The gulf in class was clear as City cruised to a comfortable 2-0 derby win at Old Trafford.

A fourth Premier League defeat in six games also increased pressure on boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his players.

Pep Guardiola’s side controlled possession, seeing 68% of the ball.

But they also covered more ground and carried out significantly more sprints than their opponents.

Fernandes said to Sky Sports

“We have to speak less and do more.” 

“I am saying the same stuff. We have to change because this has happened many, many times already. What we did was not enough.”

“If we want to be at the same level as them we have to do more because they showed we are not at the same level.”

“Everyone has to look at themselves. You have to look in the mirror at what you are doing wrong.

You cannot change the mentality of anyone else, you have to look at yourself and understand what you can do better.”

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A heavy loss at Leicester, coupled with successive Premier league defeats against two of the United’s biggest historical rivals have intensified pressure on both Solskjaer and his underperforming players.

While Saturday’s reverse to City was not on the scale of the humiliating result against Liverpool,United’s last home victory was against Newcastle on 11 September.

Solskjaer said:

“It’s very disappointing. Last week it felt like we made a step forward, this is a big step backwards.”

“It is a way of losing we don’t like. You want to see a better Man Utd than that.

We have had a four-week period where we have been disappointing.

We want to be on the front foot and we want to be aggressive. This was a big step back.

“Players are human beings. When you lose a game there is nothing better than winning a game.

We have to come out against Watford like a proper, hurt animal. The international break has come at a good time for us.”

Varane's Injury Causes Headache For Solskjaer: What Are His Plans B To Stop Manchester City?

Former Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane picked up a hamstring injury in the midweek win at Atalanta and will be sidelined for around one month, as has been officially announced by the club.

The French centre-back has featured in just nine games in all competitions so far this season.

As his previous injury sidelined him for around three weeks.

After missing out on the 5-0 humiliation against Liverpool.

Varane will not be at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s disposal for another derby, this time against Manchester City at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Solskjaer’s 3-5-2

After the 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool,

Solskjaer decided to shift from his preferred 4-2-3-1 formation to a 3-5-2 and fielded Varane alongside Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire against Spurs.

Taking advantage of Tottenham’s struggles in attack this season.

Manchester United managed to keep a clean sheet and grab a morale-boosting 3-0 win on the road.

The Norwegian coach tried out the new system away at Atalanta too,

but United struggled against the Serie A side, who would have grabbed all three points in Italy had it not been for Cristiano Ronaldo‘s stoppage-time equaliser.


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Alternatives in defence for the derby

Varane will be sidelined for the Manchester derby and it remains to be seen.

Whether Solskjaer will decide to shift back to his favoured 4-2-3-1 or opt for the back three again.

Maguire can play alongside Lindelof in a back four, yet the latter has suffered a knock which sidelined him against Atalanta and he is doubtful for the derby.

Should the Swedish centre-back make it in time,

United could play a back three featuring LindelofMaguire and Eric Bailly, who was in the starting line-up against Atalanta and impressed on Tuesday night.

It remains to be seen how Solskjaer will try to cancel out Manchester City‘s attack, which is averaging two goals per game so far this season in the Premier League.

Atalanta Boss Gasperini Reveals Three-Word Message To Ronaldo, After Slamming Draw

Atalanta manager Gian Piero Gasperini has admitted that his side were unable to stop the “incredible” Cristiano Ronaldo from snatching Manchester United a Champions League point.

The hosts twice led in Bergamo on Tuesday thanks to a goal and an assist from Duvan Zapata.

Either side of Atalanta’s second, Ronaldo equalised just before half time.

However, Zapata put his side back ahead after 56 minutes.

Despite then sitting back to protect what they had, the Serie A side looked to be resisting United’s advances.

However, Ronaldo produced a pinpoint volley in stoppage time to snatch Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side a draw.

Asked in his post-match press conference how frustrated he was.

Gasperini said:

“On a scale of one to 100, 1,000. We believed we could [win the game] do it.

“It looked like they were all out of puff but we came up against an incredible player tonight.

“We can still make it through. It is still in our own hands.

On Saturday we equalised in the last minute against Lazio, that is part and parcel of football.

“We deserved to win tonight but we have to accept the result.”

Solskjaer also labelled Ronaldo “incredible” in his post-match assessment.

United’s point moved them to the top of Group F on goal difference ahead of Villarreal, who beat Young Boys 2-0 in their match on Tuesday.

Solskjaer’s side face Villarreal next in Spain in a crucial encounter, before Young Boys travel to Old Trafford for the final match day.

Gasperini went on to reveal he jokingly told Ronaldo to “go to hell” in a post-match chat with the 36-year-old.

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Gasperini reveals Ronaldo message:

Ronaldo? What can I say, it’s incredible, crazy, he never pulls out,” the manager said.

“Some even managed to say he was a problem, imagine Ronaldo as a problem!

He never gets it off target – half the time he scores, half the time it is saved. And for some it was a problem…

“In the end I said to him, ‘You know what we say in Italy, go to hell.’”

Ronaldo has effectively won United all seven of their Champions League points so far.

His equaliser against Atalanta followed his winner against the Serie A side at Old Trafford and his last-gasp goal against Villarreal.

United face Manchester City on Saturday next, but Paul Scholes admitted he has a bad feeling about the match, just as he did ahead of the 5-0 loss to Liverpool.