Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be named Manchester United manager on a full-time basis

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to become Manchester United manager on a full-time basis.

According to The Sun, the decision has been made by the board, although the club may not officially announce it until the end of the season.  

The paper reports that co-chairmen Joel and Avram Glazer are now convinced that Solskjaer is the right man to lead Man United forward.

Avram watched Saturday's 3-0 win over Fulham and spoke with the interim manager afterward, having already met with his agent Jim Solbakken. 

Despite making a decision, The Sun also reports that Man United will publically continue to suggest that the search for Jose Mourinho's permanent successor is still ongoing. 

Still, this news should end speculation that Mauricio Pochettino could take over at Old Trafford next season after he was long linked with jumping ship from Tottenham. 


It's unsurprising that the board have decided to back Solskjaer after his almost perfect audition for the full-time job. 

Since taking over from Mourinho in December, The Red Devils have won 10 of their 11 games and have moved up to fourth in the Premier League. 

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Such an achievement seemed almost impossible a couple of months ago but thanks to Solskjaer's impact, there's a very real chance of United securing Champions League football for next season.

However, the team face much tougher challenges in the months ahead and that begins on Tuesday evening. 


United host Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their last 16 Champions League tie, before taking a trip to face Chelsea in the FA Cup on Monday the 18th. 


Following that, they host title-chasing Liverpool, Crystal Palace and Southampton in the Premier League, before the return leg away to PSG in the Champions League. 

But according to the Sun, Solskjaer's job is secure, no matter what happens over the next few weeks.  

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