Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Appointed by United On Three Year Deal
Manchester United has appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as permanent Manager of the Red Devils with a three year deal.
The Norwegian was appointed in December, as caretaker manager after Jose Mourinho was sacked by the Board. He will be making his first press conference as full time manager later in the day.
The former Manchester United striker has since his appointment, as United Caretaker Manager has won 14 of his 19 games and has succeeded in taking United through the UEFA Champions League Round Of 16.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has improved Manchester United form and as also brought the club back into contention for the top four spots, something the former boss said will need a miracle.
Ed Woodward, United’s executive vice chairman
“Since coming in as caretaker manager in December, the results Ole has delivered speak for themselves. 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.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Record At United
- Since Solskjaer’s appointment at Manchester United, the Red Devils have won a league-high 32 points and no side have won more games than they have (10).
- Solskjaer enjoyed six successive league wins at the start of his tenure – the best winning sequence by any Manchester United manager ever from the start of their managerial reign.
- Solskjaer has the best win ratio (76.9%) and points per game ratio (2.46) of any Manchester United manager in the Premier League as it stands.
- Manchester United’s 3-1 victory over PSG in the Champions League tie was their ninth successive away victory – all coming under Solskjaer. That streak was the longest ever by a Manchester United team in all competitions.
Before his arrival, Manchester United had endured the word start to a Premier League campaign and it immediately changed from his first game incharge, a 5 – 1 victory over Cardiff.
Speaking after his appointment, the 46 year old told the clubs website
“From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club,” Solskjaer told the club’s website.
“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.”