Ole Solskjaer has inspired a revival of Man United’s fortunes since taking over from Jose Mourinho in December, winning 14 of his 19 games and leading the club to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
The Norwegian, who scored 126 goals in 366 appearances for Man United, became hero to fans as the man who scored the stoppage-time winner in the 1999 Champions League final to complete the treble.
“The last few months have been a fantastic experience and I want to thank all the coaches, players and staff for the success we’ve achieved so far.
“From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club, ” Solskjaer stressed out in a statement on the club’s website. “It was an honour to be a Manchester United player, and then to start my coaching career here.
“This is the job that I always dreamed of doing and I’m beyond excited to have the chance to lead the club long-term and hopefully deliver the continued success that our amazing fans deserve. ”
United’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward said, “More than just performances and results, Ole brings a wealth of experience, both as a player and as a coach, coupled with a desire to give young players their chance and a deep understanding of the culture of the club. ”