NOW UNITED? Ole Gunnar Solskjaer May Replace Mourinho
The Mourinho era is over and English giants, Manchester United now have to quickly make a decision on his successor before things go worse than the Portuguese left it.
There are indications that the Manchester club might be reuniting with their former striker, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the club’s ex-assistant coach, Mike Phelan.
It is believed that the duo would return to Old Trafford as caretaker managers until the end of the season.
English Premier League’s Manchester United sacked manager, Jose Mourinho on Tuesday after having suffered their worst start to a season for 28 years.
Although Manchester United would neither confirm nor deny media reports about who would take charge, a club source told Reuters that Solskjaer was a front runner in the race.
The 45-year-old Solskjaer played for Manchester United between 1996 and 2007 and is currently manager of Norwegian club Molde.
Phelan played for Manchester United under former manager Alex Ferguson between 1989 and 1994 and worked as a coach at Old Trafford for 14 years.
Both Solskjaer and Phelan bring a strong connection with Manchester United’s illustrious past.
Solskjaer was the hero on one of the club’s most famous nights, scoring the winner deep in stoppage time.
That was when Manchester United completed a 2-1 comeback triumph over Bayern Munich in the 1999 UEFA Champions League final match to complete an unprecedented treble.
He was largely a ‘super-sub’ at the club, a reliable back-up who still managed to find the net 126 times.
Phelan worked in various coaching roles at Old Trafford but became Ferguson’s assistant in 2008 and was his right-hand man during three English Premier League title-winning campaigns.
Manchester United’s next game is at Cardiff City on Saturday, where Solskjaer was manager for nine months in 2014.
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