Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaks about his admiration and desire to lead the club to success.
Manchester United have named Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their new permanent manager in a deal involving three-year deal. The Norwegian has turned things around in a fantastic manner by winning 14 games out of possible 19.
Even though the club has been knocked out Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup, the Red Devils’ qualification to the Champions League Quarterfinals for the first time in eight years coupled with the top four fight has forced Ed Woodward to award the former Champions League winner with a new permanent contract.
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Speaking to the MUTV, Solskjaer has said that it was an honour to take charge on a full-time basis.
“It’s truly an honour and I think everyone knows how I have spoken about it over the last few months. It is a dream job for every football interesting man and especially anyone who has been involved in Manchester United before. I have been given an opportunity now to move the club forward. With the potential, it feels so good to be here.
“The last few months has been absolutely crazy. With the way the fans have taken to the club, players, and coaching staffs, we have really appreciated that support and hopefully we can pay them back now.”
32 – Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment at Man Utd in December, the Red Devils have won more points than any other Premier League team (32). Wheel. pic.twitter.com/J2gHZBEAwg
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The Norwegian added that he was to happy to satisfy the board and owners, and hopes to carry on the same form in the future.
“It feels great. It has been three fantastic months and it’s important to when I walked into the challenge that I had with Ed, owners and staffs have been great. It’s nice to pay back with the belief they have shown on me with good performances and thanks to Ed Woodward and other families. It’s just been three great months and I hope to pay everyone back.”
The Red Devils permanent boss has been guided by Mike Phelan and the most successful Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson in the background, and he was quick to point out the teamwork which had an effective turnaround in their form.
“It’s a team effort. This is just not about the manager, it’s the coaching dream and what we have done together.”
“The demand of Man United is success and striving to improve. Winning trophies is another challenge for us and we have up the challenge every season.
“If I did not believe in the club and potential, I would not be here. I hope to do justice to the club – that’s the first thing I have asked myself when I got the call few months back and hopefully now I can even improve on it.
“I’m very excited. Every day is a challenge, test, and we’re gonna work for it and Saturday we have got Watford. Short term is my priority now- then we have games coming up, summer window which helps us to improve the squad. Talking to the players about how we want them to approach next season.”
“I have been discussing with Ed Woodward and others about the ideas with more or less my decisions to make.”
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has proved that anything is possible with him and @ManUtd, not only as a player but as a manager.”
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When he was asked about his dreamt to manage Manchester United on a permanent basis, he said “I’m looking forward to it. If you don’t look forward to working for this club, then that’s wrong. I can’t wait because I spoke about it before. I have prepared most for my adult life ever since I got the injury to be a manager. I have always been stupid, naive and adapting to land this job.
“We have really enjoyed last eight years at Molde, but we’re looking forward to it. We (family) are moving together. It’s gonna be a nice change. You get criticized, praised, every day, every week because it’s a test. It’s gonna be an extra boost of energy to work for the club.
“Caretaker in front of the manager did not sit in front of me. I have enjoyed it and will enjoy until it’s over and that’s my mantra because this is a fantastic opportunity.”
Manchester United will play Watford in the Premier League before taking on Wolverhampton three days later.