Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solbergwar a little quick. A little later, again the deleted message from your official Twitter profile, the politician congratulated the former professional soccer player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the new Job as coach of Manchester United. “Great day for Norwegian football. Good luck to keep the Red Devils under control,“ wrote Solberg on Tuesday evening.
Wusstedie Prime Minister about more than others? Or you picked up only the rumors and this is already understood as a fact, miss? Because the club had given to this date still no official confirmation. He did only hours later on Wednesday morning.
After all, Erna Solberg, not next to it. The 45-year-old Norwegian Solskjaer is, in fact, the provisional successor of coach José Mourinho at United and gets the Job until the end of the season. The Portuguese Mourinho had to leave on Tuesday from his Post at the English record champion, after two and a half years. The reason for the worst start to the season for the team in 28 years. United is after 17 days of play already 19 points behind leaders Liverpool FC.
The club had declared to want to first, until the end of the season, an interim coach to commit to. To was a Video on the United website, the title of the English media that already: “Solskjaer is our interim coach, 20 years after winning the Triples with this goal in Camp Nou”. The Video was also deleted shortly afterwards.
Solskjaer became United’s hero, as he scored in the final of the Champions League in 1999 in stoppage time of the 2:1-winning goal against FC Bayern Munich. The striker played from 1996 to 2007, in Manchester. He is currently in his home country coach at Molde FK. The season is already finished. The new season starts in March – but without Solskjaer, who now has to bring Manchester United back on track.