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Brendan Rodgers ‘contacted’ by Man Utd as club hunt Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replacement

Brendan Rodgers could be forced to choose between Leicester and Manchester United as the Premier League giants look for a new manager following their sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The former Liverpool and Celtic boss has impressed during his time at the King Power stadium, twice bringing them to the brink of Champions League qualification and winning the FA Cup last season.

The Northern Irishman was willing to walk away from the Scottish Premiership side in order to further his career back in 2019, and could now face another tricky decision.

With Michael Carrick taking over on a temporary basis while the club look for an interim until the end of the season, a big appointment is set to take place in the summer.



Brendan Rodgers manager of Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool on September 12, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Manchester United are on the lookout for a new manager following their sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

The Sun reported on Sunday evening that Rodgers had been contacted by United chiefs, who looked to have wasted no time in looking for a new permanent boss.

United are said to be willing to pay £8million to get their man from Leicester, which comes after a huge £7.5million pay-put for Solskjaer after he signed a new deal in the summer.

Rodgers is said to have a clause in his contract that allows him to speak to certain clubs if they show interest, one of which are said to be United.

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Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of Manchester United greets Manager Brendan Rodgers of Leicester City ahead of the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford on September 14, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Brendan Rodgers could be forced to choose between Leicester and Manchester United as the Premier League giants look for a new manager

Rodgers said of his future in early November: “We’ve not been as consistent as what we have been. We can have a period of time now where we can get to work.

“My own commitment, I’ve got a huge respect for (chairman) Khun Top and the protection of his legacy.

“My relationship with him, (chief exec) Susan Whelan and (football officer) Jon Rudkin, we’re together and we’re looking to push on.



Manchester United's Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts at the final whistle during the English Premier League football match between Watford and Manchester United at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, southeast England, on November 20, 2021.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s final game as Manchester United boss came in defeat at Watford

“I feel I’m in the right place. I work with a calibre of players we’re trying to maximise their potential. That’s why I’m so happy here.

“It’s interesting you talk about the top four, it shows the strides this squad has made. Our aim is to arrive in European football. There is still a long way to go, it’s still early in the season.

“My focus is on the next game.”




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