Manchester United name Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker manager

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Molde have confirmed Solskjaer will return to the Norwegian side in the summer after recently signing a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2021.
“That Manchester United ask Molde FK to lend the manager is by itself an event and not least a statement of trust for both Ole Gunnar and Molde FK,” said chief executive Oystein Neerland.
“We are happy to lend Ole Gunnar and we wish both him and the club a success. “This is a big opportunity for Molde FK, we think it will help put Molde FK further on the football card.”
Solskjaer won just nine of his 30 games in charge of Cardiff after his appointment in January 2014. He oversaw their relegation from the Premier League and was dismissed in September 2014 after a disappointing start to their Championship campaign.
United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said: “Ole is a club legend with huge experience, both on the pitch and in coaching roles.
“His history at Manchester United means he lives and breathes the culture here and everyone at the club is delighted to have him and Mike Phelan back. We are confident they will unite the players and the fans as we head into the second half of the season.”
Sources have told ESPN FC that Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is the preferred choice as the club’s next permanent boss.
Mourinho was fired on Tuesday with United having made their worst start to a league campaign after 17 games since the 1990-91 season. United are sixth in the Premier League, 19 points behind leaders Liverpool and 11 behind fourth-placed Chelsea.
United have two home fixtures over the Christmas period, hosting Huddersfield Town on Dec. 26 before Bournemouth visit Old Trafford four days later.