Manchester United have appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their new permanent manager, the club have announced.
As you well know, Solskjaer stepped in as caretaker in mid-December and quickly sucked the venom from the caustic snake bite that was Jose Mourinho’s grim demise at Old Trafford, almost instantly restoring an air of peace, enjoyment and optimism.
United’s results and performances have also improved vastly since the Norwegian’s arrival, with 14 wins in 19 matches leaving them just a couple of points off fourth-place in the Premier League and into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Ole’s at the wheel! We can confirm that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as #MUFC manager.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 28, 2019
Speaking to United’s official website, Solskjaer said:
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.
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.
Says all the right things, doesn’t he?
Solskjaer was actually on a ‘managerial loan’ from Molde FK, who have since relinquished his contract to facilitate the 46-year-old’s full return to United on a three-year deal.