Following the sack of Jose Mourinho, English side, Manchester United, has confirmed the appointment of their former player, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as caretaker manager.
Solskjaer’s appointment comes just a day after the Red Devils parted company with their Portuguese boss, Mourinho, on Tuesday.
“Manchester United announced today that former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjær has been appointed as caretaker manager until the end of the 2018/19 season,” the club said in a statement on their official website.
The 45-year-old will take over the first team with ‘immediate effect’ and will be assisted by former assistant to club legend, Sir Alex Ferguson, Mike Phelan, while Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna will serve as first team coaches.
“Ole’s history at Manchester United means he lives and breathes the culture here and everyone at the club is delighted to have him and Mike Phelan back,” club Executive Vice Chairman, Ed Woodward said.
Solskjaer spent 11 years at United, scoring 126 goals in 366 appearances before he was named as the reserves manager at the club in 2008 after hanging his boots.
The Norwegian, who has been at his hometown club, Molde before his appointment, is excited to be back at the club where he made his name.
“Manchester United is in my heart and it’s brilliant to be coming back in this role. I’m really looking forward to working with the very talented squad.”
His first match as Manchester United boss will see him up against his former side, Cardiff City, in the PL on Saturday.
Solskjaer won just three of 18 games in charge of the Bluebirds, who were subsequently relegated to the Championship in 2014.