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United Appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer As Manager On Three-Year Contract

Manchester United have appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent manager on a three-year contract, the club have announced.

The Norwegian was placed in temporary charge following the sacking of Jose Mourinho in December and has re-galvanised the Red Devils since his appointment.

Solskjaer says he is honoured and excited to be given the role of United manager for the long-term:

“From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club. It was an honour to be a Manchester United player, and then to start my coaching career here. The last few months have been a fantastic experience and I want to thank all of the coaches, players and staff for the work we’ve done so far.

“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.”

Solskjaer has guided United to 14 wins in his 19 matches in charge, a win percentage of 74%, including a remarkable away win against PSG that helped them into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

The victory against the French giants no doubt cemented the Norwegian’s claims for taking over on a permanent basis.

Earlier this week, reports suggested that CEO Ed Woodward was keen on appointing Solskjaer before the end of the season in order to end speculation. Those stories proved to be correct.

United’s new boss will now be planning for pre-season, as well as looking at potential summer transfer targets.