Manchester United has appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the caretaker manager until the end of the 2018/19 season.
In a tweet on its verified Twitter handle, the football club said, Solskjaer would be joined by Mike Phelan as the first-team coach, together with Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna.
We can confirm that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as caretaker manager until the end of the 2018/19 season.
He will be joined by Mike Phelan as first-team coach, together with Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna. #MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 19, 2018
In a statement released by the club on, Solskjær scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for United between 1996 and 2007.
In 2008, he became the club’s reserve-team manager, before taking the managerial role at FC Molde in Norway.
Man U revealed that Solskjær would be in charge of the first team with immediate effect and will remain in place while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new full-time manager.
“Manchester United is in my heart and it’s brilliant to be coming back in this role. I’m really looking forward to working with the very talented squad we have, the staff and everyone at the club,” said Solskjær.
Ed Woodward, Man U’s Executive Vice Chairman said, “Ole is a club legend with huge experience, both on the pitch and in coaching roles. His history at Manchester United means he lives and breathes the culture here and everyone at the club is delighted to have him and Mike Phelan back. We are confident they will unite the players and the fans as we head into the second half of the season.”