Manchester United have removed a huge mural dedicated to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
that was hanging outside Old Trafford, just a few days after the Norwegian was
sacked as manager, it seems the red devils are already embracing life after Ole
Three workmen were spotted removing the image of the 48-year-old club legend
from Sir Matt Busby stand at Old Trafford.
It came as club executives began the process of appointing an interim boss to succeed
United sacked Solskjaer after last weekend’s humiliating 4-1 defeat by Watford, with
Michael Carrick installed as caretaker boss
Carrick won his first match in charge of the Red Devils against Villarreal on Tuesday
night to seal the club’s progression to the knockout stages of the Champions League.
On Thursday, Manchester United and Ralf Rangnick agreed on a six-month
interim management deal until the end of May. Rangnick will have a further two
years in a consultancy interim management role.
However, the Red Devils have been unable to get a deal sorted prior to the visit to
Chelsea on Sunday.
That means Michael Carrick will continue in the dugout and have the opportunity to
win his first Premier League match as a manager.
Ralf Rangnick is credited with having influenced Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp,
Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel and Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann
among many others.
Rangnick has long been recognized as one of the first people behind the ‘gegenpress’,
which translates as ‘counter-press; the high-pressing, all-out running style adopted
with great success by Klopp.
He has been linked with a move to the Premier League a number of times before, in
both a managerial and sporting director role.