Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘to be rewarded with new £9m-a-year deal with talks over new contract imminent’ after turning Manchester United into a force to be reckoned with again
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to enter the last 12 months of his three-year deal
- Manchester United have made strides under the Norwegian this season
- Their win over their city rivals showed they are becoming a force to be reckoned
- It’s reported that Solskjaer is to be rewarded with a new contract extension
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly set to be rewarded with a new £9m per year deal to extend his stay at Old Trafford.
The Norwegian boss who replaced Jose Mourinho in December 2018, is set to enter the final 12 months of his three-year contract later this month.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly set to be awarded an extension and payrise to his contract
Manchester United have made giant strides under the Norwegian so far this season
The Daily Mirror have now reported that the 48-year-old will be rewarded with an extension and a payrise to his current £7m per year salary.
It adds that talks to finalise the new contract for the manager are ‘imminent’.
United have already made a number of announcements to their senior management team in March.
John Murtough has been confirmed as the club’s new football director, while former midfielder Darren Fletcher has sealed a technical director post.
Solskjaer was involved in formulating playing-side details of the new structure at Old Trafford, and is now believed to be next in the agenda to extend his stay at the club.
The club’s chief executive Ed Woodward praised the progress under Solskjaer to shareholders as the club’s latest quarterly figures were announced earlier this month.
He said: ‘The progress made by Ole and the players this season is clear and is adding to the optimism we feel about the future on and off the pitch.’
Woodward believe Solskjaer has restored the club’s DNA with an emphasis on breaking through young talent while playing an attacking style of football.
Manchester United sit second in the table and are coming off a 2-0 win in the local derby
The Red Devils are yet to win a trophy under Solskjaer but do have a chance this season as they are still in the hunt for the FA Cup and Europa League.
They sit 17 points behind Manchester City in the Premier League with two games in hand, but look likely to improve on their third place finish last season.
The manager has been given assurances the club won’t buy any players he doesn’t want but likewise Murtough won’t sign off on targets he feels represent poor value after taking into consideration the data analysis and scouting reports from his wider department.