Manchester United Announce Ole Gunnar Solskjaer As Interim Manager
In the famous words of commentator Clive Tyldesley during the 1999 Champions League final: "AND SOLSKJAER HAS WON IT!"
Manchester United have officially confirmed that former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will become their manager on a temporary basis.
We can confirm that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as caretaker manager until the end of the 2018/19 season.- Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 19, 2018
He will be joined by Mike Phelan as first-team coach, together with Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna. #MUFC
A club statement on their official website reads:
"Manchester United announced today that former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjær has been appointed as caretaker manager until the end of the 2018/19 season.
"Solskjær scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for United between 1996 and 2007. In 2008 he became the club's reserve-team manager, before taking the managerial role at FC Molde in Norway.Solskjær will take charge of the first team with immediate effect and will remain in place while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new full-time manager.
"He will be joined by Mike Phelan as first-team coach, working alongside Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna.
"Manchester United is in my heart and it's brilliant to be coming back in this role. I'm really looking forward to working with the very talented squad we have, the staff and everyone at the club,"
Ed Woodward, Executive Vice Chairman, comments:
"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."
WELCOME BOSS!! :red_circle::red_circle: pic.twitter.com/MTuwBY9Ci7- Aidan Walsh :beginner: (@AidanWalshMUFC) December 19, 2018
Last night, the club accidentally confirmed that the Norwegian would become the new caretaker manager. The announcement was posted on the club's official website, but the Red Devils have swiftly removed the news.
The 45-year-old former United forward will be in charge at Old Trafford until the end of the season, following on from the dismissal of former manager José Mourinho.
It was reported that United assistant manager Michael Carrick would assume the role of interim coach while the club secured their new caretaker boss.
"A caretaker manager will be appointed until the end of the season while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new full-time manager," reads United's statement.
"Solskjaer becomes our interim manager, 20 seasons after clinching the Treble with THAT goal at Camp Nou..." - web page on the #MUFC site (live link... for now) https://t.co/UWpCijXUAl pic.twitter.com/3WqhilxsqJ
- Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) December 18, 2018
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