Solskjaer Now Favourite To Get Sacked After Loss To Burnley
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now the favorite to be the next Premier League manager out of work after Manchester United lost to Burnley on Wednesday night.
Solskjaer’s side was behind Chris Wood’s header before Jay Rodriguez doubled Claret’s lead with a phenomenal strike to give Burnley a 2-0 win over United in Old Trafford.
And now the bookies have dropped the odds that the Norwegian will be the next boss to be sacked in the Premier League. Odds fell to as low as 8/11 with William Hill to make Solskjaer the next man to lose his job.
The longest odds are only 2/1 with the likes of Betfair and Paddy Power.
This means that Solskjaer has overtaken Eddie Howe as the favorite to be dismissed, with the Bournemouth manager as long as 4/1 with SkyBet to leave the Vitality Stadium.
Behind them is Dean Smith, with Aston Villa manager 8/1 to be sacked next in the Premier League.
Solskjaer was on a difficult run with United, losing to Liverpool in Anfield on the weekend before the humiliation of Wednesday night.
They’ve lost three of their last four Premier League games, put him in a difficult position, and finishing in the top four now seems unlikely.
The 46-year-old admitted after the game that the performance was ‘not good enough’.
‘The players are giving everything, they have done absolutely fantastic so far this season but they know it wasn’t good enough tonight,’ he said.
‘The boys looked mentally tired towards the end, we didn’t find that creativity.
‘We can’t feel sorry for ourselves. When you are at Man United you are privileged because you are playing for the best club in the world.
‘Sometimes you go through periods like that and it is a test I am sure they are going to come through.’