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Manchester United appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent manager

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as Manchester United’s permanent manager, the club announced on Thursday. Solskjaer took over as the club’s caretaker manager in December when United were struggling at the sixth place. Solskjaer has turned around the fortunes of the club with 10 wins from 13 Premier League games.Former United players and experts had already said that with the results that Solskjaer has produced, he has left Ed Woodward no chance but to make him the permanent manager.Even United’s top players like Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba backed Solskjaer and Lukaku went as far as to say, “what else does he have to do to get the job”.”Since coming in as caretaker manager in December, the results Ole has delivered speak for themselves,” said Woodward.”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.”Gary Neville had predicted that United will appoint Solskjaer as the permanent manager in the international break and exactly that has happened.”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,” said the 46-year-old in a statement on United’s website.advertisement”From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club. It was an honour to be a Manchester United player, and then to start my coaching career here.”United will resume Premier League action on Saturday with a home match against Watford.last_img read more