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Solskjaer takes over from Mourinho as caretaker manager at Man Utd

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as Manchester United’s interim manager for the rest of the season.

The former Red Devils striker, who played at Old Trafford for over a decade between 1996 and 2007, takes over on a temporary basis in the wake of Jose Mourinho’s exit on Tuesday.

A United statement read: “Manchester United announced on Wednesday that former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as caretaker manager until the end of the 2018-19 season

“Solskjaer will take charge of the first team with immediate effect and will remain in place while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new full-time manager.”

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Solskjaer scored 126 goals in 11 seasons as a United player

He arrives from Norwegian side Molde, having returned to the club for a second stint back in 2015.

“Manchester United is in my heart and it’s brilliant to be coming back in this role,” said the 45-year-old Norwegian.

“This is an opportunity I had to take.

“I’m really looking forward to working with the very talented squad we have, the staff and everyone at the club.”

Meanwhile, Mike Phelan has also returned to United in the role of first-team coach and will work alongside the club’s former midfielder Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna.

 

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