Is This The Amount Manchester United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Will Earn If (When) He’s Appointed On A Permanent Basis?
There would be an absolute uproar if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wasn’t upgraded from his post as interim manager to full-time gaffer at the Theatre of Dreams.
On Wednesday Thomas Tuchel became the latest high-profile managerial victim of the Solskjaer reign after the Norwegian orchestrated a stunning 3-1 victory away to PSG, as Manchester United booked their spot in the Champions League quarter-finals on the away goals rule.
The likes of Mauricio Pochettino, Unai Emery, and Maurizio Sarri have also come unstuck against Solskjaer who has now remarkably won 14 of his 17 matches in all competitions, and is yet to suffer a domestic defeat.
United fans are now waiting for the inevitable moment the club’s hierarchy unveil the affable interim boss as Jose Mourinho’s permanent replacement.
However, once this occurs, Solskjaer will earn only half of what Mourinho was paid at Old Trafford, settling for an annual salary of £7.5million, as reported by The Mirror.
Mourinho, who spent two-and-a-half-years in the Man Utd dugout, was on a gargantuan £15m-a-year, and let’s not forget that fee was dropped into his bank account in compensation after the Red Devils finally wielded the axe back in December.
Mourinho is rumoured to be considering a move back to Real Madrid who are expected to axe their current incumbent Santiago Solari following a woeful week at the Bernabeu, and he could even be handed the position this month.
Solskjaer, who was on a £400,000-a-year at Molde, is also expected to have a bonus included in the contract related to league finishes and trophies won.
Next up for Man Utd is a trip down to the capital where they face a wounded Arsenal who suffered a shock 3-1 defeat to Rennes last night.
Solskjaer will be hoping to make it 10 wins out of 10 on the road, a result which would give his troops a four-point cushion over their opponents with eight games remaining.