OFF THE BALL

On air now

OFF THE BALL

07:00 PM-09:00 PM

Soccer

"Pay him off" - Giles on Manchester United manager Solskjaer

Ciaran Bradley
Ciaran Bradley

08:24 16 May 2019


Share this article


Manchester United should pay off Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if Mauricio Pochettino is available this summer, according to John Giles.

John spoke to Off The Ball on Thursday evening, recommending United take a radical approach to ensure that they return to the peak of the game.

"I would not have given him the three year contract at that time. I said at the time that they should have waited until the end of the season.

"I'm not so sure that Manchester United will stick with giving him the three year contract," said Giles, before turning to the manager that he believes United should appoint.

"Mauricio Pochettino made some unbelievable comments last week - that he might have a sabbatical unless he gets something from the chairman.

"From someone in the Champions League final to be making those comments, I found them strange to say the least," said Giles before explaining what United should to resolve the situation.

"Pay him off," he said of the current Manchester United manager.

"If they are going to go after Pochettino, that will cost them around £4om - and paying off Solskjaer would cost £3-4m. That is a pittance in relation to having a successful Manchester United."

Giles believes that Solskjaer - having started so well with his approach to the club - needs to stop relying on the history of the club as a template for what this group of players can aspire to.

"I had a wry smile to myself last week when he was saying 'we have got to stop looking back'.

"That is exactly what he was doing from the time he came in. Now he is in a position where he has to manage, and is saying the same things as Mourinho."

Subscribe to Off The Ball's YouTube channel for more videos, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest sporting news and content.


Share this article


Read more about

John Giles Man United Man Utd Manchester United Mauricio Pochettino Pochettino Soccer

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up in queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

OFF THE BALL

OFF THE BALL

07:00 PM-09:00 PM

Share

Up next

OTB AM

OTB AM

07:45 AM-09:30 AM

Share

OFF THE BALL

OFF THE BALL

07:00 PM-09:00 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on