Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be rewarded with an improved Manchester United contract worth over £ 7m a year through at least 2024, with talks set to take place at the end of the season.
- Manchester United rewards Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a new contract
- Sportsmail understands that United will enter into talks on a deal of at least two years
- The United boss is also getting a pay rise from his current deal of £ 7 million a year
- United, currently second in the Premier League, is pleased with its progress
Manchester United will reward Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a new contract this summer.
Sportsmail understands that United will begin discussions at the end of the season on a minimum two-year deal with the Norwegian.
Solskjaer is expected to see an increase in his salary of £ 7 million a year, due next year, and the move underscores the board’s commitment to their manager.
Manchester United will reward Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a new contract this summer
United, currently second in the Premier League behind rival Manchester City, is delighted with the progress being made under his leadership.
The club’s general manager, Richard Arnold, praised the work Solskjaer did last week. “No one in the world is happier than I am with the phenomenal success he brings,” Arnold said.
‘When you’re in the club and you see the work of the man and the character, it just makes you so happy. He deserves to succeed, and he is, and it makes me very happy. ‘
Solskjaer, appointed in December 2018, has not yet won any silverware at the helm and saw United be eliminated by Leicester City in the FA Cup before the international break.
United are second in the Premier League and are the favorites to win this season’s Europa League
Director Richard Arnold (L) is delighted with the club’s ‘phenomenal success’
They are favorites to lift the Europa League this season, facing LaLiga team Granada in the first leg of their quarter-final on April 8.
Getting a new contract for the 48-year-old during the summer months would eliminate any distractions and ongoing discussions about his future at Old Trafford.
There is hope that Solskjaer can narrow the gap with City next season and see United challenge to a league crown they have not won since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure in 2013.
Solskjaer wants to come up with new faces in the coming months, although the club is reluctant to wage a bidding war for Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.
United restructured their recruitment division earlier this month, with John Murtough promoted to football director and Darren Fletcher appointed as technical director. Solskjaer was assured that he will remain manager rather than head coach, an important difference when discussing transfer goals.