Solskjaer Extends Manchester United Stay as Coach

Solskjaer Extends Manchester United Stay as Coach

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has signed a new deal with Manchester United as manager until 2024.

The Norwegian, 48, took over permanently in March 2019, having been put in interim charge when Jose Mourinho departed three months earlier.

He became United’s fourth permanent manager since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 when he signed a three-year contract in March 2019.

Should Solskjaer get to the end of his new contract, since Ernest Mangnall between 1903 and 1912, only Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson will have been in charge for more games as Manchester United manager than the Norwegian.

Solskjaer led the Old Trafford club to third in his first full season when they also got to the semi-finals of the Europa League before losing to Sevilla.

He led United to second place in the Premier League last season and the Europa League final, which they lost.

In the last campaign, United finished 12 points behind champions Manchester City in claiming the runners-up spot, while they were beaten by Villareal on penalties in the Europa League final.

The news of Solskjaer’s new deal follows the confirmation of the club signing England winger Jadon Sancho for £73m from Borussia Dortmund.

Solskjaer spent 11 seasons as a United player, scoring the winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final.