Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United accidentally confirm Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s appointment as interim manager

Manchester United have seemingly let slip that Ole Gunnar Solskjær will imminently be named as the club’s new interim manager.

Mourinho sacked

Following yet another disappointing defeat at the weekend, United officially announced that the club had made the decision to part ways with manager Jose Mourinho earlier today:

The Red Devils had endured an abysmal opening 4 months to the campaign under the guidance of the Portuguese tactician, with a 3-1 loss at the hands of fierce rivals Liverpool at the weekend having seen the Manchester giants fall a frankly-embarrassing 19 points behind the Merseysiders in the Premier League table.

Solskjær links

As such, speculation has already begun to mount regarding which tactician will be chosen by the board at Old Trafford as Jose Mourinho’s successor.

The likes of Laurent BlancZinedine Zidane and Mauricio Pochettino have all been tipped as potential appointments over the course of the day.

However, another less high-profile name to have been touted as a potential arrival on the United bench has been former Red Devils’ striker Ole Gunnar Solskjær.

Now 45, Solskjær lined out at Old Trafford from 1996-2007, and is the current manager of Norwegian outfit Molde.

The ‘baby-faced assassin’, as he is so fondly remembered amongst the Red Devils’ faithful, was named by several sources as a potential interim solution to his former club’s search for a new permanent boss.

‘Solskjær becomes our interim manager’

Despite the volume of claims suggesting that it was only a matter of time before his appointment was made official, though, confirmation of Solskjær’s return to Old Trafford has not yet been forthcoming.

But, as spotted by a number of eagle-eyed fans tonight, United incredibly appear to have accidentally allowed news of the Norweigan’s appointment to leak online.

In a post on the club’s official website, which looks back on Solskjær’s finest moment in a Manchester United jersey, the 1999 Champions League final, the following caption is attached:

‘Solskjær becomes our interim manager’

In addition, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has since congratulated Solskjær on what now looks to be the imminent confirmation of his installation as Red Devils’ caretaker manager:

Some United fans, however, would rather see their former hitman tasked with another job at Old Trafford:

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