According to reports on English Media Outlet The SunSport, Current Interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to be named the full-time manager at Manchester United. SunSport understands the decision has been made at board level, although the club may not announce it until the end of the season.
United are publicly sticking to the mantra that the search for Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor remains ongoing. But the hunt is over with co-chairmen Joel and Avram Glazer now convinced they have the right man in Solskjaer.
Avram Glazer travelled from America to be at United’s 3-0 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday. He spoke with Solskjaer after the game in the dressing-room, having already talked to the interim chief’s agent Jim Solbakken, who had sat with the directors as a guest of United. The news will end speculation that Mauricio Pochettino could be tempted away from Spurs to Old Trafford next summer.
That plan has changed on the back of Solskjaer’s dramatic impact — winning ten of his 11 games since taking over in mid-December and lifting United back into the Champions League spots. They now sit fourth, albeit nine points behind Tottenham and 14 adrift of Manchester City and Liverpool. Solskjaer, admitted his team selection against Fulham was “a risk”, after making six changes for Saturday’s 3-0 win at Craven Cottage. Solskjaer rotated his squad ahead of Paris Saint-Germain’s visit to Old Trafford on Tuesday. However, Paul Pogba’s brace and a fine solo goal from Anthony Martial helped United clim into the top four.
“There is always an element of risk but if you don’t risk you don’t win. “I have to trust the players, I didn’t feel there was a problem playing any of them. They put us under pressure in the first 10 minutes but after we scored I thought we were excellent. “The most pleasing thing was in the second half, the way we controlled it. We could have had four or five goals, it was different to what we did against Leicester so another step in the right direction,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports.
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