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Solskjaer speaks after Manchester United appointment

By Solomon Fowowe
19 December 2018   |   11:34 am
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was on Wednesday appointed as the caretaker manager of Manchester United after the sack of Jose Mourinho the previous day. The former Cardiff City manager will be in charge of the team till the end of the 2018/2019 season. Solskjaer returns to United after a successful playing career with the Red Devils where…

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was on Wednesday appointed as the caretaker manager of Manchester United after the sack of Jose Mourinho the previous day.

The former Cardiff City manager will be in charge of the team till the end of the 2018/2019 season.

Solskjaer returns to United after a successful playing career with the Red Devils where he scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for United between 1996 and 2007. He was also the reserve team manager in 2008 before heading to FC Molde. to become the manager.

“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,” said Solskjaer told the Manchester United.

The 45-year old will be joined by Mike Phelan as first-team coach, working alongside Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna.

Manchester United Executive Vice Chairman, Ed Woodwards said: “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.”

 

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