Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has signed a new deal with the membership until 2024, with an choice for an extra 12 months.
The Norwegian, 48, took over completely in March 2019, having been put in interim cost when Jose Mourinho departed three months earlier.
He led United to second place within the Premier League final season and the Europa League ultimate, which they misplaced.
Solskjaer mentioned he was “delighted” at signing the new contract.
“We’re extra assured than ever that, underneath Ole’s management, we’re on course,” mentioned United’s govt vice-chairman, Ed Woodward.
“Ole and his workers have labored tirelessly placing the foundations in place for long-term success on the pitch.
“The outcomes of which have develop into more and more seen over the previous two seasons and we’re all trying ahead to seeing this thrilling workforce develop additional within the years forward.
“What is particularly pleasing is the way in which this progress has been achieved with a mix of younger, homegrown expertise and top-class recruits, enjoying attacking soccer in the very best traditions of Manchester United.”
Solskjaer spent 11 seasons as a United participant, scoring the profitable objective within the 1999 Champions League ultimate.
He grew to become United’s fourth everlasting manager since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 when he signed a three-year contract in March 2019.
Solskjaer led the Previous Trafford membership to 3rd in his first full season when additionally they obtained to the semi-finals of the Europa League earlier than dropping to Sevilla.
Within the final marketing campaign, United completed 12 factors behind champions Manchester Metropolis in claiming the runners-up spot, whereas they had been overwhelmed by Villareal on penalties within the Europa League ultimate.
The information of Solskjaer’s new deal follows the affirmation of the membership signing England winger Jadon Sancho for £73m from Borussia Dortmund.
“Everybody is aware of the sensation I’ve for this membership,” mentioned Solskjaer.
“It’s an thrilling time for Manchester United. We have now constructed a squad with steadiness of youth and skilled gamers which might be hungry for achievement.
“I’ve a incredible teaching workforce round me and we’re all able to take that subsequent step on our journey.
“Manchester United desires to be profitable the largest and greatest trophies and that is what we’re all striving for. We have now improved, each on and off the pitch, and that may proceed over the approaching seasons.”
BBC Sport’s Simon Stone
Ought to Ole Gunner Solskjaer get to the tip of his new contract, since Ernest Mangnall between 1903 and 1912, solely Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson could have been in cost for extra video games as Manchester United manager than the Norwegian.
That in itself underlines the religion the membership have in Solskjaer.
The arrival of Jadon Sancho lower than 24 hours earlier is a signing very a lot within the United traditions, which is what the manager was tasked with returning to Previous Trafford when he answered the SOS name from Ed Woodward to exchange Jose Mourinho in December 2018.
In reality, this information shouldn’t be actually a shock. United couldn’t have allowed Solskjaer’s contract to run into its ultimate season due to the uncertainty it might convey.
And, in equity to him, it has taken longer to place collectively a squad able to difficult for the largest prizes.
Nonetheless, if, as seems doubtless, Raphael Varane arrives from Actual Madrid and the Paul Pogba state of affairs might be resolved satisfactorily – if he leaves a top-class midfield signing is important – then, on the very least, United should compete. They seemed like doing that within the Premier League in January, however finally fell behind Manchester Metropolis.
Solskjaer additionally must ship a trophy.
It’s clear there’s a bond between manager and membership – and a shared want for achievement. However, like each manager, Solskjaer shall be judged on outcomes. United have improved, however the security web that existed throughout his first two-and-a-half years in cost won’t keep in place perpetually.