Manchester United have appointed former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘super sub’ as new caretaker manager until the end of the season, a day after sacking former manager Jose Mourinho.
‘Super sub’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spent 11 seasons at Old Trafford, scoring the winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final. The 45-year-old takes over with United sixth in the Premier League.
“Manchester United is in my heart and it’s brilliant to be coming back in this role,” said the Norwegian.
“This is an opportunity I had to take.Ole Gunnar
“I’m really looking forward to working with the very talented squad we have, the staff and everyone at the club.”
Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna, both part of Mourinho’s coaching staff, will continue to work under Solskjaer.
Solskjaer’s first match in charge will be against Cardiff – where he endured an ill-fated spell as manager – on Saturday.
“Ole is a club legend with huge experience, both on the pitch and in coaching roles,” said Ed Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman.
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“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.