Manchester United appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as full-time manager

Manchester United appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as full time manager

Manchester United have announced the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjær, its caretaker manager, as the club’s full-time manager on a three-year contract.

The Norwegian was named the club’s full-time manager on Thursday, after winning 10 of his 13 Premier League games as the club’s interim boss following the sacking of Jose Mourinho in December 2018.

Solskjær also masterminded a memorable comeback in the Champions League last-16 tie against PSG earlier this month, helping the club overturn a two-goal first-leg deficit to set up a quarter-final tie against Barcelona.

“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. The last few months have been a fantastic experience and I want to thank all of the coaches, players and staff for the work we’ve done so far.

“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.”

Manchester United presently sit in fifth place, just two points off fourth-placed Arsenal, as they prepare to host Watford at Old Trafford on Saturday.