Solskjaer set for permanent Manchester United contract negotiations

Edging closer to the permanent job?

A new report has suggested that interim Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s is set for contract negotiations over taking the job permanently.

What a start to his Manchester United career it’s been for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Since taking over from Jose Mourinho, the former Cardiff boss has completely transformed Man United’s fortunes.

Not only has he helped improve players such as Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford, but he has also got United winning games again.

Man United’s form really started to falter during the final weeks of Jose Mourinho’s reign but Solskjaer has won 14 of his 19 games in charge.

They include some very impressive results such as the 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

Now, Man United have seemingly decided to push ahead with the idea of Solskjaer as their permanent boss.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 13: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Interim Manager of Manchester United and Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur shakes hands prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on January 13, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Solskjaer set for contract negotiations

As reported by the Evening Standard, United have cooled their interest in other options and are due to hold talks with Solskjaer’s agent over the permanent vacancy.

They explain that Solskjaer’s effect on the Man United players as well as the supporters has ‘put him on the brink’ of getting the job.

Solskjaer’s agent, Jim Solbakken is ‘expected to sit down with Ed Woodward in the next two weeks’.

However, it’s not his job just yet.

According to the Standard, United will ‘give themselves room to manoeuvre’ in case of any change in form.

Safe to say, it’s looking more and more likely Solskjaer will soon be the permanent Manchester United manager.

The question is now when, rather than if.

Man United’s three big summer transfer targets revealed- Standard

A separate report by the Standard today has also discussed Man United’s transfer plans.

More specifically, the clubs three big transfer targets.

Click here to see who those three players are.