Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly going to be the next permanent Manchester United manager after an impressive run of form since taking over from Jose Mourinho.
The Norwegian is set to be rewarded for his part in the upturn in the club’s fortunes with a shiny new contract that will make him the manager permanently, according to the Mirror.
Since replacing Jose Mourinho in December, Solskjaer has led Manchester United to 12 wins out of 15 games in all competitions, losing just one along the way.
That is supposedly enough to convince the United hierarchy of his suitability for the job, for which Mauricio Pochettino had previously been the odds-on favourite.
It is believed that relinquishing Pochettino from Spurs’ grasp would be too tall a task before the summer, and Solskjaer is now the best available person to take over.
Although it had been previously reported that United would not hire a new manager before installing a director of football, the club are apparently willing to confirm the appointment before season’s end, so as to remove all doubt.
The former striker would be the Premier League club’s fourth manager since Alex Ferguson retired in 2013, following on from the disappointing reigns of David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal and Mourinho.