Solskjaer was sacked as coach after major failures until former player Michael Carrick took over to find a temporary replacement.
Manchester United have signed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their coach for three years after losing fifth in seven Premier League games.
“Ole will always be a legend at Manchester United and we have made this difficult decision with regret,” United said on Sunday after a day. He lost 4-1 to Watford.
Former midfielder Michael Carrick, who was on Solskjaer’s coaching staff, will be in charge temporarily, starting with a trip to Spain for the Champions League match at Villarreal on Tuesday, in the group stage.
United said it would then like to appoint a director until the end of the season.
Solskjaer’s future has hung in the balance before, but he eventually lost his job at the club he worshiped as a player, mainly because he scored a huge victory in the 1999 Champions League final. He couldn’t repeat that success as a manager because he didn’t win a single trophy.
“While the last few weeks have been disappointing, they shouldn’t obscure all the work he’s done to rebuild the foundations for long-term success over the past three years,” United said. “Ole leaves with our most sincere thanks for his tireless efforts as a manager and best wishes for our future.
“His place in the history of the club will always be safe, not only because of his history as a player, but also as a great man and coach who gave us many great moments. He will always be welcome at Old Trafford as part of the Manchester United family. ”
Coming after losing to tough rivals Liverpool (5-0) and Manchester City (2-0) last month, Solskjaer said he was “embarrassed” by United’s poor result at Watford, but stressed that he could still turn things around after the match. around the club.
The final results suggest the opposite. The team is seventh in the Premier League, 12 points behind leaders Chelsea after 12 games.
That’s not enough for a team that finished second last season and had to challenge for the title after adding superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to the pre-season, along with England international $ 100 million signing Jadon Sancho.
Solskjaer, who played for United under Alex Ferguson from 1996 to 2007, was hired in December 2018 to replace Jose Mourinho as interim manager and left the post after a promising start at Old Trafford after rediscovering some of the team’s attacking hobbies. quiet after a toxic end to Mourinho’s tenure.
United finished third and second in the last two Premier League seasons, suggesting the team was heading in a good direction under Solskjaer. However, there has been a sharp setback this season and critics say a nostalgic appointment went wrong, its tactical limitations are clearly evident and the team’s inconsistent performance has caused constant doubts among some fans and critics about his pedigree as a coach.
These doubts have intensified in recent weeks, especially after the collapse of Watford.
The Norwegian was able to overcome previous poor performances, partly due to his popularity among the fans, he took on the legendary status as a former striker, his ability to get decisive victories out of the bench.
But United fans also reportedly turned against him when he came to applaud after Saturday’s game at Watford.