… Announce Carrick As Interim Coach
Manchester United have sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from his role as manager.
Michael Carrick, United’s former central midfielder has also been appointed as interim coach to take charge of the team for the forthcoming games.
The development is coming barely 24 hours after the club lost to Watford 4:1 in a Premier League encounter on Saturday.
The Norwegian was close to losing his job following a horrific 5-0 humiliation against Liverpool in October.
But former coach and member of United’s Board, Alex Ferguson, reportedly influenced the club to enable Solskjaer keep his job at the club.
The club’s statement reads: “Manchester United announces that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his role as manager.
“Ole will always be a legend at Manchester United and it is with regret that we have reached this difficult decision.
“While the past few weeks have been disappointing, they should not obscure all the work he has done over the past three years to rebuild the foundations for long-term success.
“Ole leaves with our sincerest thanks for his tireless efforts as Manager and our very best wishes for the future.
“His place in the club’s history will always be secure, not just for his story as a player, but as a great man and a manager who gave us many great moments. He will forever be welcome back at Old Trafford as part of the Manchester United family.
“Michael Carrick will now take charge of the team for forthcoming games, while the club looks to appoint an interim manager to the end of the season.”