Manchester United ‘to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during international break’
Manchester United will reportedly hand Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the manager’s job on a permanent basis during the upcoming international break.
Solskjaer was initially handed the reins until the end of the season after replacing Jose Mourinho in December, but he has revived the club’s form during his 18 games at the helm.
United have won 14 and lost just two of those games, with his first domestic defeat not coming until Sunday’s 2-0 reverse against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
In addition to hauling the Red Devils back into the top-four race, Solskjaer has also led the club into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and the Champions League, the latter of which courtesy of an against-all-odds comeback over Paris Saint-Germain
The club’s board are understood to have already decided that the Norwegian will be United’s next manager, and The Mirror reports that they will complete the formalities during the international break which begins next week.
The decision was initially going to wait until the summer, but the hierarchy have chosen to bring that forward in order to begin planning for next season.
United will need to pay Solskjaer’s parent club Molde around £8m in compensation in order to prise him away from the Norwegian outfit.