Manchester United appoint Solskjaer as manager until end of the season

The Norwegian coach has been installed as the club’s new temporary boss following Jose Mourinho’s sacking
Ole Gunnar Solskjaerhas been appointed as Manchester United ‘s interim manager for therestof theseason.
The formerRed Devils striker, who played at Old Trafford for overadecade between 1996 and 2007,takes overon a temporary basis inthe wake of JoseMourinho’s exiton Tuesday .
AUnited statement read: “Manchester United announced todaythat formerstrikerOle GunnarSolskjaer has been appointed as caretaker manager untiltheend of the 2018-19 season.
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“Solskjaer will take charge of thefirst team with immediate effectand will remain inplace whilethe club conductsa thoroughrecruitment processfor anew full-time manager.”
Hearrives from Norwegian side Molde, having returned tothe club fora secondstint back in 2015.Mike Phelan has also returned to United in therole of first-team coachand will work alongside theclub’s former midfielderMichael Carrickand Kieran McKenna.
Solskjaer, whoseappointment had been accidentally revealed lateon Tuesday , toldUnited’s official website : “Manchester United isin my heart and it’s brilliant to becoming back in this role. I’m really looking forwardto workingwith the verytalented squad we have, thestaffand everyoneat the club.”
United’s executivevice- chairmanEd Woodward added: “Ole isaclub legend with huge experience,both on thepitch and incoaching roles. His historyat Manchester United meanshe lives and breathes theculture hereand everyone at theclub is delightedtohave himand Mike Phelan back. We are confidentthey will unite the playersand thefans as we headinto thesecond half of the season.”
Aforward perhaps best known as a”super sub” for United, Solskjaerfamouslycame off the bench against Bayern Munich in the1999Champions League finalto score aninjury-time winner and hand Sir Alex Ferguson’s side their first European honour forover 30 years.
Healso picked up six Premier Leaguetitles and twoFA Cups, among other honours, during his timeas a player at theclub.
At international level, he won 67capsfor Norway and was a member of their 1998World Cupand 2000European Championship squads, reaching thelast 16in theformer.
Following his retirement, Solskjaertransitioned from the United playing squad tothe managerialset-up, where he took charge of thereserves at Carrington under Ferguson between 2008 and 2011.
Heleft the club totake the reins at Molde, where he had played before switching to United, and won the Tippeligaen leaguetitlein hisfirst season in charge, in 2011.
Hewas coaxed back to the United Kingdom inearly 2014to replace Malky Mackay as managerof relegation- threatened CardiffCity butwas unable topreventthe club from making thedrop back into the Championship.
Asubsequent dismissal followed after arun of poorresults to open the2014-15 campaign and Solskjaerwas reappointed Molde boss thefollowing October on athree-and-a-half year deal. Manchester United appoint Solskjaer as manager until end of the season

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