Ousted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Fights Back Tears in Emotional Interview After Manchester United Sack

Ousted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Fights Back Tears in Emotional Interview After Manchester United Sack

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suggested in his interview he always knew he was going to be sacked after a string of poor performances
  • The Norwegian went on to reflect on his tenure at the club, reiterating his undying desire to help the club challenge and win titles
  • Solskjaer further took time to send Michael Carrick his best wishes as he takes charge of United as the caretaker manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was overcome by emotions in one last Man United interview after he was sacked as manager.

Ex-Man United boss Solskjaer waves at fans, Photo: Getty Images.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suggested in his interview he always knew he was going to be sacked after a string of poor performances. Photo: Getty Images.
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The emotional Norwegian took time to reflect on his final days as United boss as he conceded he always knew his days at the club were numbered.

“You know what this club means to me and what I wanted to achieve here. For the club, for the fans, for the players, for the staff.
“I wanted us to take the next step to challenge for the league, to win trophies and I only think it’s right that it comes from the horse’s mouth.

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“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."

A tearful Ole went on to send his best wishes to Michael Carrick who has since been named his successor on a temporary basis.

“If and when you win the game, you’re through to the next round, Michael is going to be in charge. Michael, I have the utmost respect (for), I love Michael to bits," he conceded.

Solskjaer was shown the door just hours after the Red Devils were demolished 4-1 by Watford at Vicarage Road.

The result meant the Manchester club had won just once in seven Premier League games.

The Old Trafford dwellers now find themselves sitting seventh on the log with just 17 points, 12 adrift of leaders Chelsea.

Carrick, who played alongside Ole in the 2006/07 season is now set to take charge of the struggling Red Devils as they head to Spain to take on Villarreal in the Champions League.

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It remains unclear how long the former midfielder will be in charge, with United understood to be in search of an interim manager as they look to appoint someone full-time next summer.

Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane and Ajax's Erik Ten Hag are among the tacticians who have been heavily linked with the Old Trafford job.

Ole's future plans

Earlier, Legit.ng reported Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said he will be looking to move back to Norway after his dismissal at Man United.

The sacked United tactician divulged he wants to make up for lost time with his family after a challenging period at the helm of affairs at Old Trafford.

He, however, was quick to reveal he has an itching desire to return to football management at some stage.

Source: Sports Brief News