Manchester United confirm Solskjaer as permanent manager

Manchester United confirm Solskjaer as permanent manager

Manchester United have confirmed the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their permanent manager. Solskjaer has put pen to paper on a three-year contract that will see him stay at the club until the summer of 2022.

“United announces that current caretaker manager and former striker, [Ole Gunnar] Solskjær, has been appointed as the club’s full-time manager on a three-year contract, ” the club said on their official website.

The legendary United striker arrived Old Trafford from Molde as a Caretaker manager following the sack of former manager, Jose Mourinho, in December 19, 2018.

Since then, the 45-year-old has been in charge of 19 matches, winning 14 of them, with two draws and three losses.

Speaking on the club’s decision to hand reigns of the club to the Norwegian on a permanent basis, club Vice Executive Chairman, Ed Woodward, said;

“More than just performances and results, Ole brings a wealth of experience, both as a player and as a coach, coupled with a desire to give young players their chance and a deep understanding of the culture of the club, ” Woodward said.

“This all means that he is the right person to take Manchester United forward.”

For the former Red Devil, the chance to continue his coaching career at the club he loves is an ‘honour’.

“It was an honour to be a Manchester United player, and then to start my coaching career here, ” Solskjaer said.

“From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club. The last few months have been a fantastic experience and I want to thank all of the coaches, players and staff for the work we’ve done so far.”

“I’m beyond excited to have the chance to lead the club long-term and hopefully deliver the continued success that our amazing fans deserve.”

When Solskjaer arrived at the club, United were 11 points adrift of the final Champions League place in the PL.

However, just one defeat in 13 league matches leaves them just two points behind Arsenal, the only club to have beaten Solskjaer in the PL.

Also, under his watch, United are into the quarterfinal of the UCL for the first time since 2014.

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