Manchester United announced former player Ole Gunnar Solskjær as caretaker manager until the end of the season together with first team coach Mike Phelan after the sacking of Jose Mourinho.
Joined Manchester back in 1996, the Norwegian was nicknamed the baby-faced assassin and was widely considered as a ‘super sub’ who came off the bench and frequently scored late goals. Former United coach Sir Alex Ferguson pointed out that Solskjær had a sharp eye for analyzing field plays. He scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for United between 1996 and 2007.
As a manager, Solskjær worked alongside Ferguson at Old Trafford as a first-team striker coach during the 2007-2008 season. He eventually became United’s first reserve team manager where his career took off as he won two senior cups. He returned to manage his former club Molde in 2011 and won three Tippeligaen titles. After a unsuccessful spell at Cardiff City where he won only nine of 30 games, Solskjær returned to Molde.
The reputation as being a super sub might play out well for United after a disappointing start – seven wins in 17 games in the league.
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