Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointed permanent United manager
Manchester United have appointed Norwegian Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent manager on a three-year deal.
Manchester United have confirmed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been given a permanent contract as first team coach with the Old Trafford outfit.
Ole’s at the wheel! We can confirm that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as #MUFC manager.— Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 28, 2019
Solskjaer has impressed since taking charge of United on a temporary basis following the December departure of Jose Mourinho. Under the Norwegian's leadership, United shocked Paris Saint-Germain to reach the Champions League quarter-finals and are in contention for a top-four finish in the Premier League.
Despite losing their last two matches, including an FA Cup quarter-final away to Wolves, there were suggestions the club could appoint Solskjaer over the international break.
I thought United would take the international break to appoint Ole. I’m not sure what the plan is now ! Games coming thick and fast so no ideal time to announce without a big distraction to matches . Let’s hope for a snap announcement today!!— Gary Neville (@GNev2) March 28, 2019
Earlier before the confirmation, former Red Devil captain Gary Neville took to Twitter claiming: "I thought United would take the international break to appoint Ole. I'm not sure what the plan is now! Games coming thick and fast so no ideal time to announce without a big distraction to matches. Let's hope for a snap announcement today!!"
Paul Pogba is among the United stars to have backed Solskjaer to be given a permanent deal, while Wayne Rooney has also given his support to the former striker's appointment.