News just coming in is that English Premier league record Champions Manchester United appointed former striker and caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær on permanent basis.
The announcement comes after impressive results registered by the club ever since the Norwegian took charge. He was given the full-time job in 3-year contract.
Solskjær scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for United between 1996 and 2007 and also managed the club’s reserve team until the end of 2010.
The 45-year old Norwegian was appointed caretaker manager on 19 December 2018 to replace Jose Mourinho and won his first eight games in charge on the way to an overall record of 14 victories and two draws in 19 games, amassing more Premier League points than any other club during that time.
“From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club,” said Solskjær. “This is the job that I always dreamed of doing and I’m beyond excited to have the chance to lead the club long-term and hopefully deliver the continued success that our amazing fans deserve.”
“Since coming in as caretaker manager in December, the results Ole has delivered speak for themselves”. Ed Woodward, Executive Vice Chairman said
Solskjaer spent 11 seasons as a United player, scoring the winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final.
When Solskjaer took charge, United were sixth in the Premier League and 11 points off the top four.
But they have lost only once in 13 league games since – at Arsenal this month – and are now two points behind the London club, who occupy the final Champions League qualifying spot.
Solskjaer is the first United manager to win his first six league games, beating a record held by Sir Matt Busby.