Deal Almost Agreed: Man United caretaker boss identified; former player considered for vacant role

Former Manchester United forward Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is one of a number of former club stars currently under consideration to be the side’s caretaker manager until the conclusion of the season, according to media reports in England.

The 45-year-old tactician is presently in charge of Norwegian club Molde but is connected with taking over temporarily at Old Trafford following the sacking of Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho in the early hours of Tuesday.

Solskjaer played 235 English Premier League matches for the Red Devils, scoring a whopping 91 goals in total including the injury-time winning goal in Manchester United’s famous 1999 UEFA Champions League final against German side Bayern Munich.

Solskjaer managed the Red Devils reserve team from 2008 for two seasons before leaving the Old Trafford for Molde.

He then had a terrible eight-month stint in charge at Premier League club Cardiff City back in 2014 before going back to join Molde in 2015 and has only recently signed a fresh three-year contract until the conclusion of the 2021 campaign.

Former Manchester United and Jose Mourinho’s assistant at Old Trafford Michael Carrick will temporarily take care of first-team duties before a chief coach is put in charge until the conclusion of the campaign.

Jose Mourinho was sacked by Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward during a short meeting at the clubs carrington training ground on Tuesday morning.

A statement by the club on Tuesday states that Michael Carrick will take charge of the team for the next 48 hours after which a caretaker coach will be appointed to take charge till summer when a permanent tactician will be named.