OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER would get a £7million pay-off, compared to Jose Mourinho's £19.6m, if Manchester United sack him after their worst start in 30 years.
Reports say Old Trafford boss Solskjaer, who hosts leaders Liverpool on October 20 in a Premier League game crucial to his future, would pick up little more than a year's wages.
2 Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who would reportedly get £7m if he is axed, has apologised to fans for recent woeful displaysCredit: PA:Press Association
2 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's predecessor Jose Mourinho and his team are said to have picked up severance pay of £17.6mCredit: Reuters
Norwegian Solskjaer (7/4) is behind only Everton chief Marco Silva (evens) as the bookies' favourite to be the next Prem manager axed.
The United board were cautious over contract details when they appointed the Norwegian – as they are wary of the growing list of failed successors to Alex Ferguson's outstanding reign from 1986 to 2013.
And The Metro claim Solskjaer agreed his severance pay-off would be around his annual wages of £6m, whereas Mourinho earned £15m a year.
That meant the Portuguese chief and his background team pocketed around £19.6m when they were ousted last December
It is thought David Moyes landed £5.2m when United sacked him in 2014, while Louis va Gaal and his coaching team were reportedly given £8.4m two years later.
Having failed to produce a single effort on target for the first time in 25 Europa League games in a 0-0 draw at Alkmaar last Thursday, dismal United managed just three in Sunday's 1-0 loss at Newcastle.
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And SunSport exclusively revealed today how Solskjaer told his injury-hit squad those two "embarrassing" performances could get him sacked.
Old Trafford executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has publicly backed former United striker Solskjaer.
But a dire performance and result at home to fierce rivals Liverpool after the international break might tip the scales, especially as United are already just 12th afteronly two wins in their first eight matches.