Dec 1, 2021

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Sacked By Manchester United

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The 48-year-old Norwegian professional football coach has stepped down as Manchester United manager.

FILE PHOTO: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been releaved of his duties as Manchester United's manager. PICTURE: AP

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MANCHESTER: The Red Devils management reveals the departure of Ole after a vicious defeat against Watford FC.

Having been appointed as club manager at Old Trafford in March 2019, the 48-year-old Norwegian professional football coach has stepped down as Manchester United manager.

According to the club in a statement on Sunday afternoon, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been sacked from his managerial position just after their 4-1 defeat against Watford at The Vic (Vicarage Road) on Saturday evening.

While the past few weeks have been ‘disappointing’, the club has urged fans and football lovers to not let the minor losses obscure all the work he has done over the past three years to rebuild the foundations for long-term success. Regarded as a legend at Manchester United and ‘it is with regret that we have reached this difficult decision’.

“Ole will always remain as a legend at Manchester United and it is with regret that we have reached this difficult decision. Ole leaves with our sincerest thanks for his tireless efforts as Manager and our very best wishes for the future,” the club said in a statement.

“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,” said the club added.

Speaking to the club on a farewell interview, Ole admitted that he had put all his efforts into the club since he was given the opportunity to manage and is honoured and privileged to have been entrusted to take the club forward and really hoped that he leaves it in a better state than when he came.

“You know what this club means to me and what I wanted to achieve here. For the club, for the fans, for the players, for the staff. I wanted us to take the next step to challenge for the league, to win trophies and I only think it’s right that it comes from the horse’s mouth,” an emotional Ole said.

“I think everyone knows I’ve given everything for this club. This club means everything to me and together we’re a good match, but unfortunately, I couldn’t get the results we needed and it’s time for me to step aside,” said Ole in the interview.

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,” said the club concluded.

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