Manchester United boss, Ole Solskjaer who is under pressure after just four wins in 14 Premier League games does not fear being sacked.
The season has witnessed English clubs managers being sacked for their seeming poor performance. Bottom side Watford’s managers, Javi Gracia and Quique Sanchez Flores were sacked, Tottenham sacked Mauricio Pochettino last month and Arsenal dismissed Unai Emery just last week.
Everton’s manager Marco Silva is just hanging in there by his fingernails and Solksjaer is under mounting pressure to win Wednesday’s match against Mourihno’s Tottenham.
In a press conference, Solskjaer explained why he’s not scared of being sacked saying he’s more focused on his job.
“No it doesn’t make me more concerned,” Solskjaer said. “I’m just focusing on my job and that’s doing as well as I can, looking forward to the next game, but also look long term, plan things with board.”
“It’s that time of year, it’s never nice to see your colleagues lose your jobs, three in a very short space of time. Some of them, you can talk about this VAR all day long, I don’t know what the reasons are behind the sackings at different clubs, but one result – Southampton-Watford – with the handball, and we’re talking about something completely different.
“It’s a game of margins. Sometimes you have luck, sometimes you don’t. But it doesn’t make me any more concerned.
“We’ve had too many draws for my liking, defeats of course, but draws we should have turned into wins, and football is a results business, of course.
“We’re not happy, we know we can do better and are working hard to get those results on the board. The work that is going on here is always geared on us improving but we’re not getting all the results that we’ve deserved.”
Solskjaer also denied having sudden dialogue with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward about his position. “We speak all the time, so it’s not like knee-jerk, suddenly now we need to talk.
“We speak a few times every week so it’s continually progressing, the plans we’ve put in place, the rebuilding we know we started, we made some decisions we had to do that were necessary and now, of course, we’re not happy where we are but will continue working.”
United are ninth in the league, 22 points behind leaders Liverpool, eight off the final Champions League qualifying place, and just six points above the relegation zone in their worst start in 31 years.