Manchester United’s decision to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjear will have an impact on Chelsea and Arsenal.
The London pair are the Red Devils’ next two opponents in the Premier League, with the Blues welcoming United to Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening looking to 15 points clear of them in the table.
Meanwhile, Arsenal’s first game in December is a trip to Old Trafford where they were 1-0 winners last season.
But following the announcement on Sunday morning that Solskjear has left his position as manager, it means Thomas Tuchel and Mikel Arteta must prepare to face someone completely different in the Man United dugout.
And amid talk of United targeting former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane to succeed the Norwegian, it has been confirmed that the Frenchman won’t be in charge of the upcoming games against Chelsea and Arsenal.
Instead, that task will fall on the shoulders of Michael Carrick.
“Michael Carrick will now take charge of the team for forthcoming games, while the club looks to appoint an interim manager to the end of the season,” a statement via the club website reads.
This information came along with confirmation of Solskjear’s exit.
“Manchester United announces that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his role as manager,” it began. “Ole will always be a legend at Manchester United and it is with regret that we have reached this difficult decision.
“While the past few weeks have been disappointing, they should not obscure all the work he has done over the past three years to rebuild the foundations for long-term success.
“Ole leaves with our sincerest thanks for his tireless efforts as Manager and our very best wishes for the future. His place in the club’s history will always be secure, not just for his story as a player, but as a great man and a Manager who gave us many great moments.
“He will forever be welcome back at Old Trafford as part of the Manchester United family.”