Premier League giants Manchester United have officially confirmed that they’ve named former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their interim manager until the end of the campaign after sacking Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho.
As cited in their official statement, United opted to sack Jose Mourinho on Tuesday after a disappointing first stanza of the campaign.
The tactician leaves Old Trafford in sixth spot in the Premier League log, 11 points off of the top four while they lay 19 points adrift leaders Liverpool.
Results were unacceptable during his spell, and with a UEFA Champions League clash with French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain ahead next year February, the club hierarchy evidently believe as though it was the appropriate time for a major change now following last Sunday’s loss to Merseysiders Liverpool.
Now, the 20-time English champions confirmed that former player Ole Solskjaer will be the tactician tasked with assisting them salvage something from this campaign, as he has been named as caretaker manager until the conclusion of the current season, according to the club’s tweet on social media below.
Further, Mike Phelan will also return as coach of first-team to help the Norwegian boss, as the duo will also work with former midfielder Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna.
Man Utd supporters will have good memories of their former forward as he enjoyed huge success at the club as a striker. Only time will tell if the former player is capable of delivering as a coach now too having gained immense experience with Norwegian side Molde and Premier League club Cardiff City.
We can confirm that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as caretaker manager until the end of the 2018/19 season.
He will be joined by Mike Phelan as first-team coach, together with Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna. #MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 19, 2018