Solskjaer or Carrick: United’s new interim manager?

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Former Manchester United players Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Laurent Blanc have been contacted by the Manchester United hierarchy about taking the job as stand-in manager, as the club seek to appoint someone “familiar with the traditions of the club” to succeed Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese was sacked on Tuesday morning after the Old Trafford hierarchy felt too many problems with his reign had come to a head, particularly bad relationships with the playing squad and officials.

It has been reported by Sky Sports News that Michael Carrick will be appointed acting interim Manchester United manager until an external interim manager is appointed, and that will appointment will be made within in the next 48 hours.

However, in this situation everything could happen, so we understand that Carrick also has a chance to be confirmed as a permanent manager. Since hanging up his boots at the end of last season, he’s been part of the Red Devils coaching staff and served as No2 to Jose Mourinho since the summer.

Solskjaer: the other name

Now looking for their fourth manager since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, United are desperate to find the right man this time around as they look to re-assert their dominance over English football.

According to The Mirror, the Red Devils are in talks with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to take temporary charge for the rest of the campaign. The Norwegian scored 128 goals during 10 seasons with United as a player before hanging up his boots.

Solskjaer is currently in charge of Molde in his own country but United chiefs have made contact with the 45-year-old over their vacancy. United wants an experienced candidate to hold the fort for the rest of the season before making a permanent appointment in the summer. Solskjaer had an ill-fated spell in charge of Cardiff City, winning just nine of his 30 games in the hotseat.

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