Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointed Manchester United full-time manager

Norwegian will be at the helm for a three-year period


Sports Desk March 28, 2019
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Interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who replaced Jose Mourinho, has been appointed as the permanent full-time manager for Manchester United.



In a statement published by the English Premier League club, it was said: "Manchester 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 statement then quoted Solskjaer as saying: “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.”

Manchester United Executive Vice Chairman Ed Woodward believes results that Solskjaer has delivered speak for themselves.

“Since coming in as caretaker manager in December, the results Ole has delivered speak for themselves.

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

“I want to thank Ole and the coaching team for everything they have done so far and congratulate him on this richly deserved appointment. The fans and everyone at the club are behind him as he looks to take us where we need to be and build the next stage of our history.”