Ed Woodward explains Solskjaer permanent decision announcement
Manchester United have confirmed the news fans have been waiting for. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is permanent manager.
Solskjaer has penned a three-year contract at Old Trafford after turning the club’s fortunes around.
He replaced Jose Mourinho after the Portuguese was fired in December with United seemingly out of the top four race.
United currently sit in fifth position, just two points off the top four.
Ed Woodward has explained his view on Solskjaer, and the reason for appointing him on a full time basis.
He told the
“More than just performances and results, Ole brings a wealth of experience, both as a player and as a coach, coupled with a desire to give young players their chance and a deep understanding of the culture of the club. This all means that he is the right person to take Manchester United forward.
“I want to thank Ole and the coaching team for everything they have done so far and congratulate him on this richly deserved appointment. The fans and everyone at the club are behind him as he looks to take us where we need to be and build the next stage of our history.”
Solskjaer won nine of his first 10 games in charge in the Premier League and has only suffered three defeats in all competitions.
Best of all, Solskjaer’s United beat Paris Saint-Germain over two legs in the Champions League to set up a quarter final with Barcelona.
United had originally planned to announce a new manager at the end of the season.
Solskjaer has simply been so good, he has forced the club’s hand.