United Accidentally Announce Solskjaer as Interim Manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been accidentally unveiled as Manchester United’s interim manager on the club’s website.

The news was broken in the caption of a video – which has since been removed – titled ‘The Most Famous Night of Ole’s Career’, buried in the club’s online library.

The video was captioned: “Solskjaer becomes our interim manager, 20 seasons after clinching the Treble with THAT goal at Camp Nou…”

Alongside that, there were several videos posted on the website commemorating some of Solskjaer’s best moments in a United shirt.

The Norwegian had emerged as the frontrunner to replace Jose Mourinho, who was sacked on Tuesday morning, on an interim basis until the end of the season.

United were not alone in prematurely announcing Solskjaer, the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg congratulated her compatriot of his new job in a tweet – which has since been deleted – on Tuesday evening.

She wrote: “Great day for Norwegian football. Good luck keeping control of the Red Devils, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.”

The 45-year-old is currently in charge of Norwegian side Molde, but has declined to comment on the links his club declined.

Solskjaer made 235 Premier League appearances for United, hitting 91 goals including the injury-time winner in the 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich.

He managed United’s reserve side from 2008 for two years before leaving for Molde, where he just signed a new three-year deal until the end of the 2021 season.


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