In the midst of sack speculation, Manchester United’s board of directors demonstrates that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the club’s full support.
In the face of rising pressure, Manchester United has offered Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a boost.
Mike Phelan, Manchester United’s assistant manager, has extended his contract until 2024. The contract of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s right-hand man was supposed to expire next year, but United have given him a boost as the expectation increases on him to deliver success.
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The club’s decision demonstrates Solskjaer’s support during a difficult period in which United has only won two of their past six games.
According to a statement released by the club, “Mike Phelan, Manchester United’s assistant manager, has signed a new deal with the club.
“After returning to the club after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed caretaker manager in December 2018, the former Reds midfielder has agreed to a new contract until June 2024.
“After serving as first-team coach, he was promoted to his current position in May of the following year.
“The 59-year-old brings a wealth of knowledge to the table and was, of course, a key member of Sir Alex Ferguson’s coaching staff.
“After joining United from Norwich City in 1989, he made 146 appearances for the club until joining West Brom in 1994.
“He was a key member of Sir Alex Ferguson’s first trophy-winning team, winning the FA Cup in 1990, the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1991, and the Premier League title in 1993.
“The coaching staff will be preparing for our next match after the international break, which will take place on Saturday, October 16 at Leicester City in the Premier League.”
Phelan’s two-year term extension runs concurrently with Solskjaer’s current contract.
After gaining backing in the summer transfer window, Solskjaer is under pressure to turn around United’s poor start to the season.
The Red Devils are fourth in the Premier League with 14 points from a possible 21, but a trip to West Ham United has proven to be the most difficult test thus far.
As United were booted out of the Carabao Cup at the first hurdle, Solskjaer made 11 changes and oversaw a dismal Champions League opener defeat against BSC Young Boys.
After returning to Old Trafford to assist Solskjaer following Jose Mourinho’s dismissal in 2018, Phelan has formed a tight relationship with the Norwegian.
Given his standing as a former player and Sir Alex Ferguson’s long-serving assistant, the 59-year-old is a beloved figure at United.
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