Following the sacking of Jose Mourinho as Manchester United manager on Tuesday, the Premier League giant didn’t waste much time in looking for a temporary replacement.
In less than 24 hours, The Red Devils have pick their former player, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, to take the role of caretaker manager until the current season ends.
The announcement for Solksjaer’s appointment was revealed through Man United’s official website, confirming that he will immediately manage the first squad team until end of this current season.
As it was explained by the club themselves, after Mourinho’s departure, United’s management decided that they will only take a caretaker manager to finish up this current season.
The plan is they will do a full scouting setup, so they can pick the right candidate next summer as that can give them more options instead of just making a haste appointment.
Solksjaer himself is very happy with the change in managing his former club, even if it’s just a temporary work, but he fully appreciate the opportunity given to him.
The Norwegian status himself is rather odd as he is actually still under contract by his local club Molde, but they allow Man United to take Solksjaer knowing it’s just caretaker role until the end of season.
It will be interesting to witness whether the former striker can bring a breath of fresh air into this current United squad and help them improving their performance until the end of season.