The management of Manchester United of England has appointed former Norwegian international footballer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the club’s interim manager for the rest of the season.
Solskjaer’s appointment followed Monday’s sacking of Jose Mourinho over the Red Devils’ poor run of form in recent times.
Solskjaer, a former Manchester United striker who played at Old Trafford for over a decade between 1996 and 2007 takes over the managerial affairs of the club on a temporary basis.
“Manchester United announced today that former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as caretaker manager until the end of the 2018-19 season,” a statement from the club’s official website read.
It added: “Solskjaer will take charge of the first team with immediate effect and will remain in place while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new full-time manager.”
Solskjaer would be arriving from Norwegian side, Molde having returned to the club for a second stint back in 2015 while Mike Phelan has also returned to United to take over the role of first-team coach.
Reacting to his appointment, Solskjaer, who is expected to work alongside the club’s former midfielder, Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna said: “Manchester United is in my heart and it’s brilliant to be coming back in this role.
“I’m really looking forward to working with the very talented squad we have, the staff and everyone at the club.”
Famously referred to as United’s ‘super sub’ during his playing days, Solskjaer picked up six Premier League titles and two FA Cups, among other honours.
At international level, he won 67 caps for Norway and was a member of their 1998 World Cup squad that reached the quarter finals and a member of the country’s team to the 2000 European Championship.