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Manchester United appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent manager

first_img Next Manchester United appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as permanent managerManchester United confirmed on Thursday that they have appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the permanent manager of the club, after a string of strong performances since he took charge.advertisement India Today Web Desk ManchesterMarch 28, 2019UPDATED: March 28, 2019 15:40 IST Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as the permanent manager of Manchester United. (@ManUtd Photo)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as Manchester United’s permanent manager, the club announced on Thursday. Solskjaer took over as the club’s caretaker manager in December when United were struggling at the sixth place. Solskjaer has turned around the fortunes of the club with 10 wins from 13 Premier League games.Former United players and experts had already said that with the results that Solskjaer has produced, he has left Ed Woodward no chance but to make him the permanent manager.Even United’s top players like Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba backed Solskjaer and Lukaku went as far as to say, “what else does he have to do to get the job”.”Since coming in as caretaker manager in December, the results Ole has delivered speak for themselves,” said Woodward.”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.”This all means that he is the right person to take Manchester United forward. I want to thank Ole and the coaching team for everything they have done so far and congratulate him on this richly deserved appointment.”Gary Neville had predicted that United will appoint Solskjaer as the permanent manager in the international break and exactly that has happened.”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,” said the 46-year-old in a statement on United’s website.advertisement”From the first day I arrived, I felt at home at this special club. It was an honour to be a Manchester United player, and then to start my coaching career here.”United will resume Premier League action on Saturday with a home match against Watford.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Ole Gunnar SolskjaerFollow Manchester Unitedlast_img read more

Army says Police did not share intelligence report

The Government also admitted today that intelligence information had been shared about a possible suicide attack in Colombo but the information had not been taken seriously by the Police.Minister of Telecommunications, Foreign Employment and Sports Harin Fernando made public a warning letter received by the authorities, which circulated on social media earlier. Senanayake said that the Army has sought an integrated system for intelligence sharing. He said that the Army is also seeking authority to investigate and make arrests. The Government had earlier said that the latter was fake.However Fernando made the letter public on his twitter account saying some intelligence officers were aware of the incidence.“Serious action need to be taken as to why this warning was ignored,” he said. The Army says the Police did not share any intelligence report of a possible attack on churches and other locations.Army Commander, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake said that there was a lapse in intelligence sharing. Meanwhile, Minister Mano Ganesan said that his Ministerial Security Division (MSD) officers had also been warned by their Division a week earlier, about two suspected suicide bombers in Colombo targeting politicians. Over 300 people had been killed in the Easter Sunday attacks in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa. (Colombo Gazette) read more