Ed Woodward delighted after appointing Solskjaer as the new manager
Jose Mourinho was living on borrowed time after a series of lacklustre results in the Premier League and United’s 3-1 humbling at the hands of Liverpool at Anfield was enough for the board to pull the trigger on the Special One.
Mourinho’s relationship with Ed Woodward was strained after the board vetoed his moved to bring in a new centre-back in the summer and the Portuguese tactician was frustrated with the club’s lack of initiative in the transfer market.
United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as the interim manager until the end of the season as the club hierarchy conducts a thorough recruitment process to find a new full-time manager.
And the club’s Vice Executive Chairman Ed Woodward is pleased after appointing Solskjaer as the new manager.
“Ole is a club legend with huge experience, both on the pitch and in coaching roles,” Woodward said.
“His history at Manchester United means he lives and breathes the culture here and everyone at the club is delighted to have him and Mike Phelan back.
“We are confident they will unite the players and the fans as we head into the second half of the season.”
Solskjaer also revealed his delight after being appointed in the role.
“Manchester United is in my heart and it’s brilliant to be coming back in this role,” he said.
“I’m really looking forward to working with the very talented squad we have, the staff and everyone at the club.”