Sir Alex Ferguson Wants Ole Gunnar Solskjaer To Be Given The Job Now
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's time at Manchester United couldn't have started much better and now the Norwegian has had the best endorsement of all, the backing of legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
When Manchester United decided to replace Jose Mourinho with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer there was a lot of surprise from those in football and a lot of questions from everyone about how well he could do in charge of the Premier League side.
The former striker's only previous experience managing in the top tier of English football had been with Cardiff City in 2014. When he took over at the Welsh side they were outside the relegation zone but they would eventually go down.
Outside of that he'd managed United's reserves and his former club Molde, where he twice won the Norwegian league, but it wasn't a sterling CV.
However things have gone pretty well for the 45 year old the Red Devils had only lost once in 14 games, against PSG in the Champions League, winning 11 times, following the 0-0 draw with Liverpool.
With so much of the season left to go there is still speculation that he won't be in charge at Old Trafford next season with the club still keen on Mauricio Pochettino.
According to the Mirror though Sir Alex Ferguson doesn't think the club should wait till the summer to decide the new boss and has reportedly already told friends Solskjaer should be appointed immediately.
Ferguson, who has been in regular contact with his former charge since the appointment in December, is said to believe that Solskjaer has brought back the 'heartbeat' of the club.
The 13 time Premier League winning manager has enjoyed the return of attacking football at Old Trafford that was missing under Mourinho, as well as actually bringing harmony back to the dressing room.
United were thought to be interested in Juventus' manager Max Allegri and former Real boss Zinedine Zidane, as well as Pochettino, but things have gone quiet on both those managers.
Solskjaer couldn't have done much more to make himself favourite for the full time job but will he get it?
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