The Norwegian is on the cusp of penning a new deal at the club
Despite failing to win a trophy with Manchester United in the two years he’s been at the helm of the club, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done more than enough in the eyes of the club’s supremos.
Ole Set For Wage Increase
As per reports emanating from England, his employers are more than satisfied with the work Ole has done till now. The club is said to be working on a new deal for Ole with vice-chairman Ed Woodward set to offer the side’s manager a new two year contract.
The deal will see Ole’s salary go up from the current 7.5 million pounds to 10 million pounds along with including an option to extending the contract by 12 months.
Ole’s only chance of winning any kind of trophy this season remains in the form of the Europa League. His side most recently crashed out of the FA Cup after being trounced 3-1 by Leicester City in the quarter-final.
Prior to that, the club had managed to scrounge its way to a hard fought 1-0 win in the Europa League against AC Milan. Ole has been widely berated and belittled for his side’s horrid and lacklustre display in the FA Cup.
Ole in particular came in the limelight for his decision to rest a string of his side’s regular players. Despite the unabated criticism his way, Ole found backing in the form of David Beckham.
“I’ve seen some of the criticism,” Beckham said when talking about Ole.
“But I suppose when you are a manager of Man United when they’ve had success over the years that they’ve had, there was always going to be a point where people get criticised, whether it’s the players, whether it’s the owners, whether it’s the manager.
“Ole’s been in the game long enough to be able to take any kind of criticism.
“He’s very quiet, he gets on with his job, and I think he’s done an incredible job down at United.
“The results are starting to show that. Hopefully it continues because the fans love Ole, we all love Ole and we all want him to do well.
“So when the criticism comes, he’s one person that can take it.”