Pundit lambasts clueless Man United board after Sir Alex reveal yesterday
Alan Hutton has slammed the Manchester United board after confirming plans to appoint an interim manager as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s successor.
The former Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the Old Trafford hierarchy did not have a plan in place after sacking the Norwegian boss.
In the statement announcing Solskjaer’s exit (21st November), United confirmed they are looking to appoint an “interim manager” until the end of the season.
A United source told Football Insider (22nd November) that Lauren Blanc has been sounded out about the role in preliminary talks.
This site can also reveal (23rd November) Sir Alex Ferguson has thrown his weight behind Steve Bruce for the post.
Hutton insisted the prospect of a temporary manager proves senior figures do not have a plan moving forward.
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Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “Possibly they’re thinking they’ve got someone lined up but they can’t get them out their contract until the end of the season.
“That could be a possibility. I think it just shows you where Manchester United are at the moment.
“They’ve known for a while. I think everybody’s known for a while that Solskjaer was going to lose his job at some point. It was always going to happen.
“So they should have had a plan in place for when that happened and they haven’t. You have to blame some of the hierarchy as well.
“They should be looking in advance to what they’re going to do and who they’re going to bring in. It seems like they haven’t.
“On one hand, you might think they are going to wait for that target they want.
“But part of me thinks that they actually don’t know. They’ve pulled the trigger on Solskjaer. It is like: ‘Where do we go now?'”
United sacked Solskjaer after Saturday’s 4-1 defeat to Watford.
Michael Carrick has taken over as caretaker manager and oversaw a 2-0 win against Villareal on Tuesday.