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5 ways how Solskjaer convinced Manchester United to give him the full-time job

  • Even though Pochettino was the front runner for the job, Solskjaer convinced the United hierarchy he was the right man for United
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 21:55 IST

#4 His knowledge of the club legacy

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer joined Manchester United in July 1996 from Molde FC as a relatively unknown player. By the time he had retired at the end of the 2006/07 season, he had become a household name and the apple of the eye of the United faithful. The Norwegian has now admitted that he has learned much of his trade by watching Sir Alex Ferguson and after his retirement, immediately joined United as the Reserves Team Coach. He spent four years at the position, before joining Molde in 2010.

As such, the Norwegian has known United both as a player and a reserves team manager. He was associated with the club for almost 16 years and understands the requirements of being a part of the United team. The United hierarchy would have struggled to find a candidate with a better working knowledge of the club.

Perhaps his awareness of the expectations at United helped him during his tenure as the Caretaker Manager too and it was also one of the reasons why he was chosen for the job.

Published 28 Mar 2019, 16:26 IST
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