Manchester United has appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as its new permanent manager after a hugely impressive spell as care-taker boss.
The Old-Trafford legend had been brought in initially to manage the club until the summer, with a remit to salvage a season that was threatening to nose-dive under former manager Jose Mourinho.
However, after a clear upturn in the fortunes of the club, on and off the pitch, which includes improving a win rate of just 41% under Mourinho to 74%, and guiding United to the quarter finals of the Champions League, Solskjaer has convinced CEO Ed Woodward and the Manchester United board that he is worthy of leading them on a permanent basis.
United made the announcement of Solskjaer’s permanent appointment on Twitter, stating: “Ole’s at the wheel.”
Speaking to the Manchester United website, Solskjaer said that he was honoured to have played for club and to also start his coaching career there.”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.”
Solskjaer’s next match is against Watford, this weekend, at Old Trafford.