After his antics on the touchline for Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to take over as manager, but Rush claims he will not succeed Solskjaer.
CRISTIANO RONALDO has all the qualities of a manager, but he has no chance of succeeding Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United.
That’s according to Liverpool legend Ian Rush, who believes the United striker’s touchline antics against Portugal demonstrate his desire to direct play both on and off the field.
United travel to Watford on Saturday after losing six of their previous 12 games before the international break.
If Solskjaer resigns, Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is the clear favorite to replace him at Old Trafford.
The Norwegian has stated that he will not give up and that he believes he can turn the Red Devils around.
However, Solskjaer is a long shot to be the next Premier League manager fired, and Ronaldo, 36, has risen to the top of the bookies’ list of potential replacements.
Rush, on the other hand, believes it is too soon for the former Real Madrid and Juventus star.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is such a big part of Old Trafford, there’s been talk about him being the next manager,” the former Wales striker said.
“I see Ronaldo as a leader when I watch him play.”
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“But I don’t see him managing Manchester United anytime soon unless he has Sir Alex Ferguson by his side.”
“We kind of got a glimpse of Ronaldo as a manager when Portugal won the Euros in 2016, when he had to go off injured,” Rush, 60, added.
“We saw the makings of a manager in him on the sidelines, barking orders and motivating the team.”
“We know he’s demanding, which is necessary for a manager, and he likes to be in charge.”
“However, to manage a large club like Manchester United, you need proper managerial experience, which is why I don’t believe he will succeed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.”
Solskjaer, a former Manchester United striker, is the next Premier League manager to leave, with Watford’s Claudio Ranieri and Everton’s Rafa Benitez both 81.
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Rodgers of Liverpool is the 81st best bet to replace Solskjaer, with Zinedine Zidane 61, Mauricio Pochettino 111, and Ronaldo not far behind at 251.
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