Manchester United has confirmed that Ole Gunnar Solskjær has been appointed as manager on a permanent basis. The Norwegian manager had been acting in a caretaker role since Jose Mourinho was sacked by the club in December 2018 following a poor start to the season.
Solksjær — who played for Manchester United for a decade — has overseen an upturn in form since his temporary appointment, leading the club to within touching distance of a top four finish in the Premier League and masterminding a momentous comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
Manchester United have confirmed that Solksjær has signed a three year deal, with the former player adding that “from the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club. It was an honour to be a Manchester United player, and then to start my coaching career here. 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. This is the job that I always dreamed of doing and 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.”
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