LONDON — Manchester United, one of the world’s biggest soccer clubs, announced on Thursday that its interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, would take over on a permanent basis, three months after José Mourinho was ousted.
“Ole’s at the wheel!” the club posted on Twitter.
Solskjaer, 46, a former striker from Norway who played for the club and was appointed as caretaker manager in December, when Mourinho was let go, has signed a three-year contract, the club said in a statement.
“From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club,” Solskjaer said in the statement. “It was an honor to be a Manchester United player, and then to start my coaching career here.”
Solskjaer has led United to 14 victories in 19 matches since taking over in December, Reuters reported, and brought the team back into contention for a spot in the lucrative Champions League in Europe.
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