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Brendan Rodgers reaches verbal agreement with Manchester United

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has verbally agreed to take over as Manchester United manager, CaughtOffside understands.

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has verbally agreed to take over as Manchester United manager, CaughtOffside reports.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s position at Old Trafford looks increasingly precarious after the team’s poor recent form, with six defeats from their last 12 in all competitions, including recent defeats at home to Liverpool and Manchester City.

Rodgers has impressed in his time as Leicester boss, winning the FA Cup with the Foxes last season and turning the side into regular challengers for the top four, and it seems only a matter of time before he lands himself a bigger job.

Sources close to the current managerial situation at United have now informed CaughtOffside that significant progress is being made on appointing Rodgers, though some hurdles remain.

Although Rodgers is ready to take over at Man Utd, CaughtOffside understands that his preference would be to wait until next season, while he’s also previously been tempted by the prospect of eventually replacing Pep Guardiola at Man City, as we reported here.

United would ideally bring Rodgers in sooner, but discussions remain ongoing between all parties involved.

A source close to the deal told CaughtOffside: “Brendan Rodgers to Manchester United…he’s agreed it, there’s just question marks over when he’ll take over. That could be at the end of the season, which he would prefer, but United are pushing for now.”

The Northern Irish tactician previously enjoyed great success at Liverpool and Celtic before his current role at Leicester, and it seems he’s now ready for the huge challenge of reviving this struggling Red Devils side.

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