Ole Gunnar Solskjaer WILL be appointed permanent manager in the summer


The Norwegian has reportedly seen off competition from Pochettino, Zindane and Allegri to be handed the reigns at Old Trafford

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to be given the job as permanent manager of Manchester United.

The Premier League giants have been a club transformed since the Norwegian took over from Jose Mourinho on an interim basis in December.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has enjoyed a successful start to his tenure at Old Trafford

United will publicly maintain they are still searching for Mourinho’s full-time successor, having said they will wait until the season is over before they make a decision.

But it is claimed the search is over, with Old Trafford chiefs convinced they have the right man already in charge in Solskjaer.

According to The Sun, the former Red Devils striker has beaten a host of top managers to land the job on a full-time basis.

Mauricio Pochettino, Zinedine Zidane and Massimiliano Allegri have been linked with the job, but after overseeing ten wins and a draw from his first 11 games in charge, Solskjaer has convinced his bosses he is the man for the job.

United co-chairman Avram Glazer was in the stands as United beat Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage on Saturday and he is said to have spoken with Solskjaer in the dressing room after the game.

The news will surely end speculation that Pochettino could leave Tottenham to take over at Old Trafford in the summer.

United made it ten wins from 11 games under Solskjaer against Fulham this weekend

United made it ten wins from 11 games under Solskjaer against Fulham this weekend

Not only has Solskjaer led United to a brilliant series of wins, he has led the club back into the top-four and Champions League places, despite axed boss Mourinho’s claims that it would take ‘a miracle’ to achieve that this season.

The Red Devils’ win at Fulham lifted them to fourth, albeit nine points behind Tottenham and 14 adrift of joint leaders Manchester City and Liverpool.

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