Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed permanent Manchester United manager
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed Manchester United manager on a three-year deal.
Only an hour earlier, United legend Gary Neville wondered why Solskjaer had not been named permanent United boss during the international break, but his former club had something up its sleeve and made the announcement at 9am.
Solskjaer's impact since taking over from Jose Mourinho before Christmas has seen the Norwegian rewarded with his dream job, having won his first eight games in charge.
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“From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club,” said Solskjær.
“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's overall record since taking over saw him secure 14 victories and two draws in 19 games, bringing in more Premier League points than any other club during that period.
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Ed Woodward, Executive Vice Chairman, said: “Since coming in as caretaker manager in December, the results Ole has delivered speak for themselves.
“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.”