OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER is close to signing a new contract that will see him handed a £2.5million payrise, according to reports.
The Norwegian will extend his current contract, which expires in 2022, with a deal worth a whopping £10m-a-year.
And the contract will be on the table even if he doesn’t win a trophy this season with club chiefs confident he is the man to take the club forward in the long-term.
According to the Mirror, Solskjaer will be handed a new three-year deal.
The 48-year-old was appointed in 2018 but is still awaiting his first piece of silverware in the United dugout.
It won’t deter the hierarchy from making him one of the best-paid managers in the Premier League.
Unsurprisingly Manchester City’s maestro Pep Guardiola is top dog in the money rankings earning a whopping £20m-a-year.
And as the Spaniard closes in on his third league title in four years having dominated the rest of the division, Guardiola appears to be worth every penny.
Jurgen Klopp is next on the list taking home £15m after last season’s Premier League triumph.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to sign a new contract at Manchester United
But his wage packet will still be less than Everton’s Carlo AncelottiCredit: AP
Jose Mourinho is costing Tottenham a pretty penny on the same figure although chairman Daniel Levy will want to see vast improvements after their Europa League Round of 16 embarrassment.
Everton pulled out all the stops to land Carlo Ancelotti by offering him a £11.5m contract while Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers is on £10m.
Marcelo Bielsa’s £8m contract expires this summer with the Argentine expected to sign a new deal before the end of the season.
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