Manchester United confirmed this Sunday the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as team coach, after the defeat against Watford 4-1.
The Norwegian leaves after almost three years as coach of the ‘Red Devils’ and without having won any title. Solskjaer arrived in December 2018 as an interim, following the dismissal of José Mourinho, and remained as permanent technical director in March 2019.
At the beginning of the current season he had signed his renewal until July 2024. The English team will have to compensate Solskjaer with just over 7 million pounds for his dismissal.
The club confirms that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stepped down from his role as manager.
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– Manchester United (@ManUtd_Es) November 21, 2021
“Ole will always be a Manchester United legend and that is why we are very sad to have made this decision. Although the last few weeks have been disappointing, they do not detract from the great work they have done over the past three years to rebuild the club, “United said in a statement.
“Ole leaves with our sincerest gratitude. His place in club history is secure. He will always be welcome at Old Trafford.”
United also confirmed that Michael Carrick will take over the team in upcoming matches as they look to replace Solskjaer.