Premier League great explains how Newcastle owners have put Solskjaer’s job at risk

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to be in the long term plans of Manchester United owners, the Glazers, but former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips believes that the new ownership of Newcastle United will put Solskjaer’s job at risk.

Following the £300m Saudi-backed takeover, reports claim that the new Newcastle owners will try to sign a top manager, and have been linked Antonio Conte and Zinedine Zidane.

Phillips believes Manchester United may as well decide to act fast if results at United keep getting poor.

“Solskjaer is under big pressure at the moment,” Phillips told Football Insider.

“Every week you step on to the touchline at Manchester United you are under pressure though. It is the nature of the job.

“The results and performances of late have not been good enough. There needs to be an improvement after the international break.

“The new ownership at Newcastle may trigger things in the United boardroom. They might make a decision if they fear Newcastle are going to take one of the top managers out there.

“I do not want to see any manager lose their job. But, put it this way, I would not be surprised if something happened quickly if Man United struggle in their next few games.

“United would not want a Conte or a Zidane going to Newcastle.”

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