Man United hires former striker Solskjaer as caretaker manager

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Man United hires former striker Solskjaer as caretaker manager

Manchester United reported that previous striker Ole Gunnar Solskjær has been appointed as caretaker manager until the finish of the 2018/19 season after Jose Mourinho was sacked on Tuesday, the club's former striker was widely speculated to be United's choice to take over on a temporary basis. 

Former striker Solskjær scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for Manchester United between 1996 and 2007. In 2008 he turned into the club's hold group director, before playing the managerial role at FC Molde in Norway.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær will take charge of the first team with immediate effect and will remain in place while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for another full-time chief.

He will be joined by Mike Phelan as first-group mentor, working close by Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna. 

"Manchester United is in my heart and it's splendid to return this job. I'm extremely anticipating working with the exceptionally skilled squad we have, the staff and everybody at the club," said Solskjær. 

Ed Woodward, Executive Vice Chairman, remarks: "Ole is a club legend with enormous experience, both on the contribute and instructing jobs. His history at Manchester United means he lives and inhales the way of life here and everybody at the club is enchanted to have him and Mike Phelan back. We are sure they will join the players and the fans as we head into the second 50% of the season."