Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gets 'dream job' with permanent appointment

Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who has turned Manchester United around since he arrived at Old Trafford on an interim basis in December to replace Jose Mourinho, has been given a three-year contract as manager.

"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," Solskjaer said. "From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club. It was an honor to be a Manchester United player, and then to start my coaching career here. The last few months have been a fantastic experience."

United has lost only once in 13 EPL games since being appointed as United has closed the gap on fourth place from 11 points to two, and it upset Paris St. Germain to reach the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League for first time since 2014.

"Since coming in as caretaker manager in December, the results Ole has delivered speak for themselves," said United executive vice-chairman Ed 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."

Solskjaer is a former United player with 126 goals in 366 appearances. The highlight of his 11-year career came in 1999 when he scored the winning goal in the UEFA Champions League final.

Photo: JB Autissier/Panoramic/Icon Sportswire

1 comment about "Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gets 'dream job' with permanent appointment".
  1. frank schoon, March 28, 2019 at 9:58 a.m.

    Excellent...that's the kind of coach we should get for our NT....

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