remier League club Manchester United are facing a massive payout to sacked manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his staff.
United handed Solskjaer’s coaching staff new three-year contracts only weeks before sacking him.
Mike Phelan signed a new deal last month, and sources have now disclosed that he was followed by the rest of the coaching team, including Michael Carrick – now caretaker boss – first-team coach Kieran McKenna and goalkeeper coach Richard Hartis, says the Daily Mail.
Now he has been fired, it is likely any new manager would bring in his own staff, meaning compensation pay-outs to Solskjaer’s men running into millions.
Sources say that the deals were agreed in the summer, when Solskjaer signed his extension, and that it took time for the finer details to be ironed out.