Gary Neville has responded to Jamie Carragher pointing out Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was not in the running for manager of the year last season.
Neville and Carragher made an appearance on Sky Sports’ Premier League preview show, where viewers were asked to vote on the best boss of the 2019/20 campaign.
Solskjaer didn’t make the shortlist, prompting Carragher to announce: “I can’t see where Ole is. He’s [Neville] telling me he’s done a good job.”
Neville admitted that Jurgen Klopp was deservedly named manager of the season, but added Solskjaer did impress over the course of the campaign, with Manchester United qualifying for the Champions League.
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The former Red Devils right-back hit back: “Ole could have a case for being in there, for getting them up to third in the league.
“I think at one point, when you think about where they were at Christmas time, they were absolutely done, it felt like. He was under massive pressure.
“The turnaround at the end of the year, finishing third, you could argue he could come into that.
“I think Jurgen Klopp was the best manager. I don’t think it was just for last season, it’s about what he’s done over the past four years in terms of growing a team and rebuilding a club – getting them to a point where they produce incredible performances.
“Champions League finalists, Champions League winner, Premier League winner.”
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