Solskjaer appointed United boss: Manchester United’s new caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaks for the first time since appointment.
Manchester United’s former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as the new interim manager of the club, after Jose Mourinho left the job yesterday.
The club formally announced the appointment of Solskjaer earlier today.
The Norwegian player has scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for Manchester United, and won six Premier League titles with the club in 10 years. He is fondly remembered for the injury-time winner for Manchester United in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich in 1999.
As the club announced Solskjaer taking over as the caretaker manager, the new United boss also spoke for the first time since his appointment.
Solskjaer appointed United boss:
As Solskjaer was appointed as the Manchester United boss, he stated that he’s excited to take over the role as the manager of the club.
“Manchester United is in my heart and it’s brilliant to be coming back in this role.
We can confirm that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as caretaker manager until the end of the 2018/19 season.
He will be joined by Mike Phelan as first-team coach, together with Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna. #MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 19, 2018
“I’m really looking forward to working with the very talented squad we have, the staff and everyone at the club.”
Possibly the best thing about Solskjaer taking charge is that he will know what Lukaku needs to get him scoring goals again.
— Dean Jones (@DeanJonesBR) December 19, 2018
He also spoke on leaving Molde, but insisted that he will be keeping a close eye on this former club.
Ed Woodward says in his statement he hopes Solskjaer and Phelan “will unite the players and the fans”. Says it all.
— Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) December 19, 2018
“This is an opportunity I had to take. I am looking forward tremendously to lead Manchester United until the summer. Meanwhile, I will closely monitor what is happening here at home [Molde].”
The club’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward also spoke about the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Woodward stated that he expects the new United boss to ‘unite’ the players and fans in his time at the club.
“As a manager Solskjaer wants his teams to play attacking football. He likes players who are technically capable, who are confident in their abilities and who can make their own decisions on the pitch.”
That’s all I need to hear. https://t.co/iUJuzaMbrt
— Rich Laverty (@RichJLaverty) December 19, 2018
I’m all in on Ole Gunnar Solskjær taking over for the next six months, along with Mike Phelan. No expectations on silverware or league position, just want to see attacking football return.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) December 19, 2018