Ole Gunnar Solskjaer signs new 3-year contract with Manchester United to stay on as manager

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has signed a new deal to stay at Old Trafford.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has extended his contract with the club until the end of 2024 and has the option of extending it by one more year.

Former Manchester United striker Solskjaer first took over as caretaker manager in December 2018 when Jose Mourinho was sacked by the club. With the club winning 14 of its 19 matches in 2019, Solskjaer signed a contract for three years to run from 2019 to the 2021/22 season. During his first full season as head coach, Solskjaer led the club to third place in the Premier League standings.

The Red Devils finished second in the Premier League table last season, and they also reached the final of the Europa League, where they lost to Unai Emery’s 8th placed La Liga side, Villarreal, on penalties. Having played for Manchester United for 11 seasons, Solskjaer says the club will thrive under his direction.

“Everyone knows the feeling I have for this club, and I am delighted to have signed this new contract,” he told the club’s website.

“It is an exciting time for Manchester United, we have built a squad with a good balance of youth and experienced players that are hungry for success.”

United hasn’t won the Premier League since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013. In his time as manager of United, Solskjaer has yet to win a trophy.

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