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Rodgers tops Man Utd’s four-man shortlist as No1 candidate to replace Solskjaer

BRENDAN RODGERS has been put forward as the No1 candidate to take over at Manchester United.

A leading agent has been sounding out potential successors to under-fire boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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Brendan Rodgers has been put forward as the No1 candidate to take over at Manchester UnitedCredit: Reuters As SunSport revealed last month, the Red Devils board have a four-man shortlist to replace Solskjaer if they decide to sack him.

They were Leicester boss Rodgers, Antonio Conte, Zinedine Zidane and Erik ten Hag.

Former Chelsea title winning boss Conte was interested but was not prepared to wait around once the Tottenham offer came along.

Out-of-work Zidane guided Real Madrid to three Champions League titles in two spells but indicated that he would not be interested in the Old Trafford hotseat.

There was a cool reception from Ajax coach Ten Hag who did not want to discuss any hypothetical openings with the agent.

But United have been informed he is confident they could get Rodgers out of Leicester.

The former Liverpool manager has split opinion amongst the influential voices at United who are still hoping Solskjaer can turn things around at Old Trafford.

Rodgers was manager of the year in 2014 after being pipped to the title with Liverpool by Manchester City.

He went on to win seven major trophies with Celtic before moving to Leicester in February 2019.

The 48-year-old Northern Irishman has guided them to two fifth-place finishes, just missing out on the Champions League on each occasion.

Last season he won the FA Cup by beating Chelsea in the final and they overcame Manchester City to lift the Community Shield at the start of this season.

His style of play and development of players would be a perfect fit for United.

Solskjaer’s job is hanging by a thread after losing six of his last 12 games, including humiliating back-to-back home defeats by rivals Liverpool and Manchester City.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s job is hanging by a threadCredit: Reuters

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