Former Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer clashed with his own coaches, before he was fired at Manchester United, according to a new report by the Manchester Evening News.
Solksjaer, 48, was sacked on Sunday morning, November 21 after a 4-1 loss at Watford. He was heavily backed in the summer, with Raphael Varane Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho among high profile arrivals during the last transfer window.
The report reads;
Manchester United assistant coaches Michael Carrick, Kieran McKenna and Mike Pheland had hoped Varane, Ronaldo and Sancho would provide United with the personnel to play an expansive brand of football in a 4-3-3 system.
But Solskjaer persisted with 4-2-3-1 for most of the season, before he was forced to adapt to a five-man defence after Manchester United were obliterated by Liverpool in a 5-0 trashing in late October.
Solskjaer then started with three central defenders against Tottenham Hotspur, Atalanta and Manchester City. He ended up winning one, drawing one and losing one of those fixtures, while still changing his formation mid-game this caused fights with his coaches as they had been pushing for him to make adjustments long before he did, according to the report.
The report says Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna had already made up their minds a more defensive approach was needed to reduce the goals the club was shipping in.
Interim manager, Michael Carrick, then a first team coach, and assistant first team coach KcKenna have stayed on despite Solskjaer’s sacking.
Carrick is now tasked with managing the team till a new manager is found . His first game, a 2-0 win over Villarreal on Tuesday, November 23 in the champions league – brought a much needed improvement to the squad.