Get up to speed with the Premier League sack race as Manchester United part ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, know his compensation, record, stats, contract and salary
Manchester United board feels that they’ve seen enough and have parted ways with the Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Ole’s tenure was coming to an end from the beginning of the season due to his incompetence. However, it took Man United a hell lot of time to come to their senses and relieve Ole of his managerial duties.
He was appointed as the caretaker manager of Manchester United in 2018 when Mourinho was let go by the club. His appointment came as a surprise but he managed to secure 14 victories out of 19 games in charge. Impressive performances of the team earned him a 3-year contract as the new manager of Manchester United.
A host of Reds, past and present, have shared warm words for Ole following Sunday morning's news 🔴#MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 22, 2021
United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was the one backing the Norwegian and convinced everybody for his appointment. Frankly speaking, it was a long time coming and the poor form of result justified his dismissal. Despite, all the resources and a good team, Manchester United were performing like a mediocre team.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United Salary, Stats, Record As A Manager, Contract, Compensation
Manchester United lost 5 out of the last 7 games and some of the defeats were humiliating for every Red Devil fan. The team was struggling and the 3-0 victory at Spurs was nothing but a consolation for the fans. Meanwhile, Manchester United have appointed Michael Carrick as the caretaker manager of the club until the board finds a worthy candidate.
Norwegian professional footballer and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer arrived in Manchester United in 1996 and stayed for 11 years. During his time with the club, he managed to appear in 366 games for the club finding the net 126 times. He retired from football in 2006 and was renowned for scoring the last-minute goal against Bayern Munich in the 1999 UEFA Champions League final.
He associated himself with Manchester United back in 2008 where he was appointed as the manager of the reserves team. Ole learned from coaching young players and began polishing them for the better future of the club. At the end of that season, he was offered the role of the head coach of the Norway National team but respectfully declined. He felt that it was too big of a challenge for him at that time and focused on other offers.
Ole took over the role of head coach of Molde in 2010 and stayed there for 4 years during which his team maintained a 54% win percentage. He left in 2014 for Cardiff City which was a different level of football as compared to Norway. Ole struggled in Cardiff and left the club in September after a poor form of results where Cardiff managed to win 9 games out of 30.
Return To Molde
He returned to Molde in 2015 hoping to turn his fortune around and managed to do so by winning 66 games out of 118. Ole stayed in Norway till 2018 before accepting the opportunity to manage Manchester United.
Now was the time for the Norwegian manager to shine and he did so by winning 14 games out of 19 and maintaining a perfect record. The following 2 seasons were difficult for him as the Manchester United job was more difficult. He did not have the players at that time but now, United has a very big squad and International players at his disposal. However, he was never really up to the task and should’ve been sacked way earlier.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Record And Stats As Manchester United Manager
|9 November 2010
|2 January 2014
|2 January 2014
|18 September 2014
|21 October 2015
|19 December 2018
|19 December 2018
|21 November 2021
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Contract, Salary And Compensation
During his time at the club, Manchester United maintained a 54.17% win percentage which is a tormenting figure. Ole bagged somewhere around £160,000 per week, which works out as £7.8million annually which the United board was not able to justify themselves.
After a shameful defeat at Watford, United bosses felt that the time has arrived and they must act fast in order to save their 2021 campaign. Meanwhile, he will receive full compensation of £7.8million which was left on his contract. Subsequently, Michael Carrick will act as the caretaker manager till the time United scout their options.