Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be named as the permanent boss of Manchester United, although the announcement might not be made public until the end of the season.
That is according to The Sun who report that the Manchester United Board have made the decision to make the 45 year old Norwegian’s interim role into a permanent position, although publicly they continue to maintain their stance that they are actively looking for their next manager.
Since taking over as interim boss on December 19th, Solskjaer and his coaching staff have completely transformed the fortunes of United and its players, winning ten out the eleven games they have played, and drawing the other. Having started 11 points adrift of the Champions League places, they have now completely closed the gap, and the win at Fulham on Saturday moved them into fourth.
At the same time, Solskjaer has managed to get the best out of players like Paul Pogba, and has persuaded some of the best young talent at the club like Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford to sign new contracts, potentially saving the club millions in transfer fees for replacement.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.