Solskjaer was fired after a fiasco, and former player Michael Carrick temporarily took over until a replacement was found.
After losing the fifth in seven Premier League games, Manchester United fired Solskjaer after three years in charge.
“Ole will always be Manchester United’s legend. It is a pity that we made this difficult decision,” Manchester United said on Sunday. 4-1 loss to Watford.
Former midfielder Michael Carrick, who once served in Solskjaer’s coaching staff, will be temporarily in charge. He will travel to Spain in the group stage on Tuesday to participate in the Champions League match in Villarreal.
Manchester United said it would consider appointing a manager before the end of the season.
Solskjaer’s future was up in the air before, but he eventually lost his job at the club, where he was worshipped as a player, especially after scoring a goal for the dramatic late winner in the 1999 UEFA Champions League final . He could not replicate his success as a manager and failed to win a trophy.
“Although the past few weeks have been disappointing, they should not hide all the work he has done in the past three years to rebuild the foundation for long-term success,” Manchester United said. “Ole left with our most sincere gratitude, thank him for his unremitting efforts as a manager and our best wishes for the future.
“His position in the history of the club will always be solid, not only because of his story as a player, but also because of his being a great man and a coach who brought us many great moments. As Manchester United A member of the big family, he will always be welcomed at Old Trafford.”
After losing to rivals Liverpool (5-0) and Manchester City (2-0) last month, Solskjaer said he was “embarrassed” by Manchester United’s sluggish performance at Watford, but insisted after the game. The situation can still be reversed near the club.
Recent results indicate that this is not the case. The team ranks seventh in the Premier League and has trailed leaders Chelsea by 12 points after 12 games.
This is far from good enough for the team that finished second last season, and the addition of superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in the preseason and the signing of England international Sancho for $100 million should have been Challenge the title of champion.
Solskjaer played for Manchester United under Alex Ferguson from 1996 to 2007 and was hired as caretaker manager in December 2018 to replace Jose Mourinho, and Was awarded the job permanently after a promising start at Old Trafford, he rediscovered some of the offensive charm of the team and brought calm down after Mourinho’s tenure ended. .
Manchester United have ranked third and second in the Premier League in the past two seasons, which shows that the team is heading in the right direction under Solskjaer’s leadership. However, the regression this season is very obvious. Critics said that he left because of a problem with the nostalgic appointment. His tactical limitations are obvious. The unstable performance of the team has caused some fans and critics to unify him as a manager. Suspect.
These doubts have intensified in recent weeks-especially after Watford’s fiasco.
The Norwegian was able to survive the previous downturn, partly because he was popular among fans as a forward, because he was able to come off the bench and score key winning goals and thus gained a legendary status.
But on Saturday, when he came over to applaud them after the Watford game, even the touring Manchester United fans seemed to oppose him.