Manchester United are currently in the process of recruiting a permanent manager to replace Jose Mourinho who was fired in December after losing comprehensively to Liverpool at Anfield. The club are using Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the face of their season ticket sales pitch for 2019-20 even though he might not be their manager. It is virtually certain Solskjaer will be given the job on a permanent basis, but United are still to confirm it.
It means Solskjaer could be back in charge of Molde while fronting the campaign to get fans to Old Trafford. “I have done a video shoot. I am pleading for the fans to get their season tickets,” he said. “It wasn’t strange doing it but if my kids see a commercial with me in it and I’m back home in Norway, that will be strange.”
Manchester United play Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday, before their Champions League last-16 return tie with Paris St-Germain in France. Defeat by the French champions at Old Trafford is the only significant setback for Solskjaer since he was confirmed as the interim successor to Jose Mourinho on 19 December.
United have won 12 games out of 15 under the Norwegian, including nine out of 11 in the Premier League. “Everyone knows I’d like to stay of course, but that’s not decided until the end of the season. But if it’s me as a supporter or manager they should still buy their season tickets because the club is going somewhere.”
Manchester United are currently in the process of recruiting a permanent manager to replace Jose Mourinho who was fired in December after losing comprehensively to Liverpool at Anfield. The club hired Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on interim basis but it is no secret that the primary candidate was Mauricio Pochettino.
Solskjaer’s performance in the role has made the club consider hiring him on permanent basis. The last lingering debates about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s suitability for the Manchester United job could be ended over the final 10 games of the Premier League season.
Despite the remarkable job he has done as a caretaker since striding into Old Trafford in the week before Christmas, there are still those who question whether he is the ideal long-term replacement for Jose Mourinho. Can someone who struggled at Cardiff City and whose only other managerial experience is with Molde really lead United back to the top in England and Europe? The evidence is fairly unquestionable so far, but Solskjaer could yet prove his point emphatically during the run-in.