According to leading football journalist Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United’s hierarchy have handed manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a new contract, which will see the Norweigan extend his stay at Old Trafford until at least 2024.
Solskjaer, 48, began his managerial career in 2008 when he was tasked with managing United’s youth academy.
However, going to bag his first senior role, Solskjaer took over at native club FK Molde in 2011 and later guided the team to the Norweigan first division title.
After a brief spell with Cardiff City in 2014, the 48-year-old then returned to FK Molde in 2015, where he managed for another three years before eventually succeeding former Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho.
Since taking the Old Trafford hot-seat in 2019, Solskjaer, although still trophy-less, has seen huge efforts made on the field to suggest the club are finally heading in the right direction.
Seemingly having the backing of the majority of the club’s fanbase, and certainly, that of his employers, Solskjaer’s reward for his fine man-management and commitment to the cause has seen him land a new three-year deal.
Romano claims the Red Devils also retain the option to extend his contract for another year.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has signed a new contract with Manchester United. Agreement reached until June 2024. 🔴 #MUFC
Solskjaer and Man Utd also included an option to extend the agreement until June 2025, official statement confirms. #Solskjaer
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 24, 2021
The club has also officially announced the deal on their social media.
Our past. Our present. 𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲.
✍🇳🇴 We are delighted to announce that Ole has signed a new deal with the club! #MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 24, 2021