Manchester United name Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been named interim manager at Manchester United after the sacking of Jose Mourinho
By Simon Peach, Press Association Chief Football Writer

Manchester United fans' favourite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been confirmed as caretaker manager for the rest of the season.

Jose Mourinho's two-and-a-half year reign was brought to an abrupt end yesterday, having overseen the club's worst start to a Premier League season.

The Portuguese failed in terms of style as well as substance, with United announcing that an interim appointment would be made before bringing in a full-time replacement next summer.

The club quickly worked on bringing in former striker and reserve team boss Solskjaer from Molde, with his appointment announced for the reminder of the 2018-19 campaign within 24 hours of Mourinho's exit.

Mike Phelan, Sir Alex Ferguson's former right-hand man, will join him as first-team coach at Old Trafford, working alongside Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna.

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