Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to take over Manchester United soon. The date has been revealed.
Manchester United have been a treat to watch since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken over the club in December. The Red Devils Interim gaffer has managed 18 games, winning 14, drawing 2, and losing another two in the process.
The English outfit’s first loss against PSG under Solskjaer did not affect their cause as they were able to turn around an unassailable 2-0 lead in the second leg at Paris to qualify for the Champions League Quarterfinals. However, his side lost the recent Premier League encounter 2-0 against Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday.
😱 The streak is over. pic.twitter.com/RQiBkB1qBA
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Solskjaer was tactically outclassed in the first leg at Old Trafford, and the vice versa happened in the second part of the tie to beat Thomas Tuchel’s side and progress to the last eight of the competition.
Not many expected Unai Emery to start Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, and Alexandre Lacazette in the game, but the Red Devils did enough to salvage a draw the game. They were unlucky to hit the crossbar twice which were the decisive points in the game.
DATE FOR SOLSKJAER’s PERMANENT ROLE:
Manchester United are more than happy with the resurgence under the management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and are ready to offer him a permanent role at the club, according to the English publication Metro.
Manchester United are set to sign Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a permanent deal during the international break, after impressing since his return to Old Trafford in December, reports claim. MUFC pic.twitter.com/IYphg8EN7L
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The board headed by Ed Woodward have already decided to look no further than Solskjaer and are ready to make him as the permanent face on the hot seat during the International break.
The report also adds on that the Norwegian International will head back to his parent club Molde and complete the formalities this month. The Red Devils will be paying a compensation amount worth £8 million for Norway club and lure him away to Old Trafford.
After the stunning result at Parc Des Princes, Gary Neville said that he would be ‘astounded’ of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not named as the permanent manager for Manchester United. The academy graduate also said that he should be elected before two weeks time which has brought excitement among the fans.
.@GNev2: – I’ll be surprised if Ole Gunnar Solskjær is not awarded the [permanent manager] job during the international break.
— Viasport Fotball (@ViasportFotball) March 6, 2019
Earlier last month, there were several reports quoting that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ed Woodward had a three-hour chat which impressed the Manchester United vice-Chairman and expressed his desire to appoint him as the permanent manager of the club according to several reports.
The Norwegian International was also fairly encouraged with the talks as he looks forward to taking over the club on a full-time basis in the near future.
When Solskjaer was asked about the permanent role until the end of the season, he insisted that his primary focus is to help out the team until he is contracted with the club.
“I have this job until this season is over. I haven’t heard anything else. I will try to do the best job interview I have ever done, and that’s why I enjoy my time here. I’m at a club where I know everyone. It’s natural.” said Manchester United boss.
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Solskjaer said he was in regular contact with Ed Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman. “It was Ed who made contact [for the caretaker role], so I guess he’s the one with responsibility (to make contact about the permanent job),” Solskjaer said. “My relationship with him is very good. We speak quite frequently.”
Manchester United fans will be eager to see him on the touchline on a permanent basis at Old Trafford. If he is not handed over a new contract, Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly the next man in line to take over the commitments.
The 46-year-old has said that he plans to return to Molde if Woodward plans against handing him over a new contract.
“I’m not sure how it works,” Solskjaer said. “I think the contract is expired and that I’m now under contract with Manchester United. I think we need a new contract there (at Molde).”