United Set For Solskjaer Appointment

United Set For Solskjaer Appointment

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks set to take over as caretaker manager of Manchester United for the rest of the season. Following the departure of Jose Mourinho on Tuesday, United have moved quickly to find a caretaker boss for the rest of the season, with a deal to appoint Molde boss Solskjaer seemingly ironed out.

A video on the club’s official website was posted on Tuesday evening with the caption: “Solskjaer becomes our interim manager, 20 seasons after clinching the Treble with THAT goal at Camp Nou”


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Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg also appeared to let the cat out of the bag, posting on Twitter: “Great day for Norwegian football. Good luck keeping control of the Red Devils, @ olegs26_ole”


Both the video and tweet were quickly removed, but are a clear indication of what is to come.

Solskjaer had 11 years at United as a player, memorably scoring in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich to seal the treble in 1999, and spent a period as their reserve coach, working with the likes of Paul Pogba.

The 45-year-old left to join Molde and, after an ill-fated spell at the helm of Saturday’s opponents Cardiff, returned to the Norwegian club, where he signed a new three-year deal at the start of December.

A senior figure at Molde refused to comment about Solskjaer’s potential move to United when contacted by Press Association Sport on Tuesday, but – perhaps tellingly – ended their message with a smiling emoji.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s former assistant Mike Phelan is reportedly in the frame to work with Solskjaer after United called time on Mourinho’s reign on Tuesday morning and opted to move for a coach with links to the club.

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