Ole Gunnar Solskjaer turned down Man United board’s offer to upgrade the coaching staff – Man United News And Transfer News

Manchester United board of directors offered manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to strengthen their coaching staff, but the offer was turned down, a new report said.

Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna are the two main first-team coaches and don’t have much experience between them.

Solskjaer brought in the standard sentence specialist Eric Ramsey in the summer, but otherwise he had gained no experience during his reign as Mike Phelan and Darren Fletcher were not part of the training structure. In addition, “several other coaches had previously worked with Solskjaer in Cardiff City, where he was relegated from the Premier League, and with Molde in Norway,” noted ESPN’s Mark Ogden.

Solskjaer was dismissed this morning after three years in office and many fans, experts and journalists had wondered whether the quality of the coaching staff was sufficient.

And, according to Ogden, the United board of directors shared those concerns and even offered to send reinforcements.

“Sources say the United hierarchy became aware of concerns about the quality of the coaching team and Solskjaer offered all kinds of support, telling him he could have anything he needed to fix it,” Ogden writes.

“However, executive vice chairman Ed Woodward was told that Solskjaer thought his coaches were world-class, forcing the club to back the manager’s judgment.”

Ogden further cited sources who “have now said that several key players have been annoyed with Solskjaer’s and his coaches’ ability to improve the team and the demands of modern elite-level play.”

It’s hard to understand how Solskjaer couldn’t see that the club’s training wasn’t good enough, let alone that they are “world class”.

Reports have repeatedly claimed that gamers have questioned the status quo in this regard and were particularly uninspired by McKenna.

Whether it was arrogance, myopia or blind loyalty of the Norwegian will probably never be found out.

The same goes for his insistence on sticking to players who didn’t deliver the goods when he had the opportunity to languish on the bench with world-class players like Donny van de Beek.

Harry Maguire’s form, for example, was of particular concern and yet he was neither stripped of his captain nor dropped, culminating in a terrible relegation yesterday against Watford that ultimately helped seal Solskjaer’s fate.

The irony that McKenna and Carrick are a cause of Solskjaer’s demise is that they got away unscathed.

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