Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stepped down as manager of Manchester United following a string of disastrous results. The Norwegian spent nearly three years in charge of the Red Devils and is credited for raising the level of the team and improving the skill sets of certain players.
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The 43-year-old’s love and commitment to the club can not be questioned given the work he has done and the impact he has had. Ole’s time comes to an end with more positives to remember from his tenure than negatives and his status as a legend of Old Trafford remains intact.
In a farewell interview given to Manchester United’s Stewart Gardner, Ole relieved his time at the club. The manager took responsibility for the results and said, “This club means everything to me and together we’re a good match, but unfortunately I couldn’t get the results we needed and it’s time for me to step aside.”
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Ole remembered his first few days as manager and relished the memory of Marcus Rashford scoring a goal in Ole’s first game in charge. He was glad about the side’s unbeaten away run and their rhythm in the earlier days.
Ole also relished the memory of the comeback win against Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League. The ex-manager reiterated how proud he was of the team and the performance of the players. He revealed celebrating the win with Sir Alex Ferguson and Eric Cantona.
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Solskjaer has been credited with revitalising the club’s academy and he believes that academy is in safe hands. He hopes for good people and good players to emerge through the club’s ‘DNA’.
When asked about his future endeavours Ole said, “I’ll spend some time with my family. That’s been probably the most difficult part, through the pandemic, with Norway being open and here being closed, my family moved back to Norway and the young one, he loves it back there, so we’ve lived apart. So, I’ll spend some time with them. Then, I’ll watch the team of course and hopefully, the next manager comes in and I want to support him. I want him to be successful, hopefully I’ve laid the foundations for that to happen because I know I’m good at what I’m doing. I’m one hundred per cent sure of creating a football environment, that’s where I’m good at and at some point, I’ll probably be back [working in football].”