As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Man Utd willing to meet release clause in Rodgers' Leicester contract

Manchester United are willing to meet the release clause in Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers' contract to make him their next manager should Ole Gunnar Solskjaer be sacked.

Solskjaer's future at Old Trafford is looking increasingly bleak following back-to-back home defeats to Liverpool and Manchester City, leaving the club nine points off the pace after just 11 games.

The Norwegian still has backing at boardroom level, though Rodgers is top of the list of possible replacements as the club look to appoint a British successor.

The Daily Star reports Old Trafford chiefs believe Rodgers would be keen on taking the job, provided a deal can be struck with his club Leicester.

Rodgers would be reluctant to leave the Foxes but knows there is little more he can realistically achieve there - and would find the chance to manage United almost impossible to turn down.

Rodgers is believed to have a release clause in his contract should a Champions League club come calling, but United wouldn't hesitate in meeting it if they need to appoint a new boss.

Video of the day:

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free