Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointed Manchester United manager on permanent basis

first_imgHaving left his post at Molde to return to Old Trafford, Solskjaer led United to wins in his first eight games as the interim manager.Restoring the feel-good factor at the club also helped Solskjaer to inspire an amazing comeback in United’s Champions League last-16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain.Despite losing the first leg 2-0 at home, a late Marcus Rashford penalty awarded following a VAR check sent United improbably through to the quarterfinals, where they will face Barcelona.That victory led to increased calls for United to give Solskjaer the job on a permanent basis, despite losing back-to-back games since, and his appointment on a three-year deal was confirmed Thursday.”From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club,” Solskjaer said. “It was an honor to be a Manchester United player and then to start my coaching career here.32 – Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment at Man Utd in December, the Red Devils have won more points than any other Premier League team (32). Wheel. pic.twitter.com/J2gHZBEAwg— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 28, 2019″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.”United has taken more Premier League points than any other club since Solskjaer’s arrival, although it lost to Wolverhampton in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup.”Since coming in as caretaker manager in December, the results Ole has delivered speak for themselves,” United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed Manchester United’s new manager on a permanent basis, the Premier League team announced.The former United striker took charge on an interim basis in December when Jose Mourinho was fired and quickly inspired an upturn in form. “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.”Solskjaer scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for United between 1996 and 2007, including the dramatic late winner in the 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich.last_img

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