Manchester United announce Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager

Manchester United have announced former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the interim manager after sacking Jose Mourinho on Tuesday morning.

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The former Manchester United player comes in from Norwegian side Molde a side he has been coaching since 2015

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will drive Manchester United till the end of the current season, that’s according to Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

Solskjaer 45, netted 126 goals in 366 appearances for Manchester United in 11 seasons at the club.The former Manchester United player comes in from Norwegian side Molde a side he has been coaching since 2015.

Solskjaer will be assisted by Mike Phelan as first-team coach alongside Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna. He takes charge of his Manchester United first match against Cardiff City on at Cardiff City stadium on Saturday.

Solskjaer had nine month spell at Cardiff City as a manager in 2014 but things didn’t go well for him and he was eventually sacked.

Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward hailed Solskjaer’s knowledge of the club, talent and huge legendry experience as key for his appointment.

Ole is a club legend with huge experience, both on the pitch and in coaching roles. 

‘His 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. We are confident they will unite the players and the fans as we head into the second half of the season.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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