Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's former assistant has bemoaned the power of modern-day footballers following his sacking as Manchester United manager on Sunday.
United parted company with Solskjaer one day on from their resounding 4-1 defeat away at Watford, which saw them concede two stoppage-time goals on a miserable evening at Vicarage Road.
Saturday's thrashing was their fifth loss in seven league matches, leaving them 12 points adrift of leaders Chelsea and six behind fourth-place West Ham.
Red Devils chiefs therefore decided to drop the axe and begin their search for a replacement, although they first plan to appoint an interim boss solely until the end of the current campaign.
Solskjaer's managerial stint at Old Trafford unravelled this season despite adding Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho to his ranks, with the Norwegian unable to build on last term's second-place finish.
And Nilton Terroso, who worked as a member of his backroom staff at Cardiff, believes his former boss was simply a victim of players now having "a lot more power" in the modern game.
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Speaking about Solskjaer's United exit, Terroso concluded: “It’s the way to lead players and understand them. Nowadays, with social media, technology, business, money, football is completely different from my time.
“So I learned a lot from him to lead in that aspect. You can’t be as authoritarian as you used to. Nowadays, players have a lot more power.”
Solskjaer lifted the lid on his dismissal as United boss in an emotional farewell interview on Sunday, insisting he will be back at Old Trafford to support the team in the near future.
When asked about potentially returning, he said: "Definitely. If you want me pitchside with you, I’m there!
"No, I’m very happy and proud with what I’ve done with the good friends I’ve made, and I wish all the best to everyone.
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"You know the staff here, we’ve been through criticisms and blah, blah, blah, but the way they conduct themselves and the way they work, the knowledge and the attitude, I admire them.
"Normally, I drive in at seven, half seven at times and I think, 'I’ve caught them today, I’m in before them' but no chance. There’s not been a day.”
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