Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Confirmed As Permanent Manchester United Manager On Three-Year Contract

Manchester United have confirmed Ole Gunnar Solskajer’s appointment as their permanent manager on a three-year contract.The Norwegian has overseen a dramatic transformation in United’s fortunes since taking temporary charge, following Jose Mourinho’s sacking in December, and the club have rewarded him for his work over the past three-and-a-half months by handing him the job on a full-time basis. The deal ties Solskjaer – who will hold a press conference this afternoon – to the club until June 2022.Solskjaer was not considered a serious candidate for the post when he initially took over, with Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino the front-runner for the job.But a run of 14 wins from 19 matches, which have helped propel United back into contention for a top-four finish and into the Champions League quarter-finals, coupled with his attempts to restore the club’s DNA on and off the field, persuaded the board that he was the right man to take them forward.As well as the confidence and feelgood factor Solskjaer has restored, and the return to more attack-minded football, United’s hierarchy have been encouraged by the development and improvement in a short space of time of players who were stagnating or regressing under Mourinho, as well as the promotion of a number of academy graduates.“From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club,” said Solskjær. “It was an honour to be a Manchester United player, and then to start my coaching career here.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.”Ed Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman, said Solskjaer had a “deep understanding of the culture of the club” that proved an influential factor behind his appointment. Mourinho was often criticised for failing to properly understand United’s philosophy.“Since coming in as caretaker manager in December, the results Ole has delivered speak for themselves,” Woodward said.“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.”Credit: TelegraphCall our Editor on 0209391902 or click here and inform us via Whatsapp. You could equally email your stories or articles to info@ghanaxtra.com and we’ll surely put them onlineLog in to leave a comment

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