Manchester United has Wednesday still confirmed that clubicoon Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as the interim manager for the rest of the season. The 45-year-old Noor is the successor of the dismissed José Mourinho.
United made earlier for confusion by fri night let a video in which Solskjaer was announced as the interim coach to place and to remove.
“Manchester United is in my heart and it’s great that I’m in this role to return to the club,” says the former striker, who between 1996 and 2007, the current number six of the Premier League played at the site of United. “I’m really looking forward to having this talented selection to work with.”
Solskjaer will get the support of the experienced Mike Phelan (56), which between 1999 and 2013, even as a (first) assistant was working for the ‘Mancunians’ and, therefore, a good number of successes under manager Sir Alex Ferguson was experiencing. He left Old Trafford shortly after the Shot in 2013, his retirement announced.
Ex-player Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna will remain as assistant coaches. Carrick was Tuesday according to British media, is still the favorite to be interim manager after the departure of his former boss Mourinho.
Most press conferences of the sacked Mourinho
“Ole is a legend at Manchester United’
Solskjaer made his most important goal for United in 1999, when he was deep into injury time the winning hit was made in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich in Barcelona (2-1). In total scored the ‘supersub’ 126 times in 366 matches for ‘The Red Devils’.
After his spelersloopbaan was Solskjaer was appointed coach of the second team of United, a position he between may 2008 and december 2010 held. The former attacker was since October 2015 for the second time head coach of the Norwegian Molde FK.
“Ole is a legend at the club with a lot of experience, both on the field and in the role of trainer,” says vice-chairman Ed Woodward of manchester.
“His past at United ensures that he is our culture know very well and everyone at the club is very happy that he and Mike Phelan are back. We are confident that they have the players and the fans will unite towards the second half of the season.”
Molde FK let in a statement to know that the club Solskjaer to may “lend” to the United. The trainer extended his contract with the Norwegians recently to 2021. “This is a great chance for Molde,” says the director Öystein Neerland. “This helps maintain the club on the map.”
United takes time for the search for a permanent coach
Manchester United dismissed Mourinho Tuesday and then let know first interim coach to appoint. The club wants to take the time for the search for a permanent successor to the Portuguese.
Solskjaer is Saturday for the first time on the bank with the twintigvoudig champion of England, during the uitduel with his former club Cardiff City in the Premier League (kick-off 18.30).
We can confirm that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as caretaker manager until the end of the 2018/19 season.
He will be joined by Mike Phelan as first-team coach, together with Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna. #MUFC
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