25 Mar Man Utd dedicated to new Solskjaer deal; trophies not an element
Manchester United stay dedicated to handing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a brand new contract, and the Norwegian’s future doesn’t rely on lifting a trophy this season, sources have advised Football4cast.
United are but to win any silverware underneath Solskjaer and noticed one other probability missed once they had been knocked out of the FA Cup by Leicester Metropolis earlier than the worldwide break.
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After drawing Spanish facet Granada within the quarterfinals, they’re nonetheless within the hunt for the Europa League, however sources have advised Football4cast that Solskjaer doesn’t must win the competitors to earn a brand new deal.
The 48-year-old signed a three-year contract when he turned everlasting supervisor in March 2019 and can enter the ultimate 12 months in the summertime.
United chiefs imagine they’ve already seen sufficient progress, each on and off the sector, to warrant providing Solskjaer a brand new deal.
Either side are relaxed concerning the state of affairs, though the membership are aware that permitting Solskjaer to get too far into his ultimate 12 months might trigger an undesirable distraction.
United are already planning for a long-term future underneath Solskjaer, who was consulted concerning the determination to nominate John Murtough as football director and Darren Fletcher as technical director. Solskjaer’s relationship with Murtough and Fletcher was instrumental in each getting the roles.
In the course of the course of, Solskjaer was additionally assured he retains the title of supervisor fairly than head coach and nonetheless has a key function within the recruitment of gamers, together with certainly one of solely two vetoes. The opposite is held by the recruitment division.
Solskjaer has overseen regular enchancment on the pitch. United completed sixth within the Premier League in 2018-19 and final season completed third to earn a return to the Champions League. With 9 video games to go this season, United are second and poised to safe consecutive top-four finishes for the primary time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013.