Manchester United board ready to ditch managerial search and appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

first_img Comment The Norwegian has impressed everyone at Old Trafford since taking charge (Picture: Getty)Manchester United bosses have surprisingly decided they will not oversee a thorough managerial hunt and are instead ready to hand the job to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a permanent basis.The club had initially said they would take their time in appointing a full-time successor to Jose Mourinho, with Solskjaer taking over on a caretaker basis while the board ‘conducted a thorough recruitment process for a new, full-time manager’.But ESPN report that the club’s stunning form under the Norwegian, and the return of the feel-good factor, has prompted a dramatic change in approach. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 28 Feb 2019 10:10 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Advertisement Solskjaer picked up three points at Selhurst Park on Wednesday, his eighth win on the road in a row (Getty)The 48-year-old has racked up eight consecutive away wins – something even Sir Alex Ferguson did not manage – including victories at Arsenal and Chelsea to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals.Sir Alex is believed to have given his backing to Solskjaer, while Ed Woodward is conscious of the fact that he is a significantly cheaper option than Pochettino, with Spurs chief Daniel Levy likely to ask for as much as £50million.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorscenter_img Advertisement Manchester United board ready to ditch managerial search and appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Ed Woodward & Co. have been blown away by Solskjaer’s impact (Picture: Getty)Rather than drawing up a shortlist and interviewing potential candidates, such as Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino and Juve boss Max Allegri, United believe they have already found the right man for the job.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTSuch has been Solskjaer’s success, he is now considered the ‘sole candidate’ to take over on a permanent basis, though it will not be announced until the end of the season.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityUnited had been expected to explore the possibility of luring Pochettino away from north London or Allegri from Turin, but they have not held talks with either man or even Zinedine Zidane, who is still without a club after leaving Real Madrid.When Solskjaer took over at Old Trafford, United were 11 points adrift of the top four places – now they are just one point off a Champions League spot.last_img read more