Ole Gunnar Solskjaer “honoured and privileged” after he was sacked as Manchester United boss.
The Norwegian was relieved of his duties after the Red Devils’ 4-1 defeat against Watford.
Solskjaer took part in a farewell interview following the news and thanked the Old Trafford faithful for their amazing support during his time at the club.
Here’s the full transcript of the chat
“You know what this club means to me and what I wanted to achieve here. For the club, for the fans, for the players, for the staff. I wanted us to take the next step to challenge for the league, to win trophies and I only think it’s right that it comes from the horse’s mouth.
“I don’t want to answer all… there’s going to be journalists asking me about interviews but no, I’m not going to do any interviews. I want to get it out there, I’m going to leave by the front door, because I think everyone knows I’ve given everything for this club, as quoted by The Mirror.
“This club means everything to me and together we’re a good match, but unfortunately I couldn’t get the results we needed and it’s time for me to step aside.”
Reflecting on time at club
“Very, very proud. Of course, it’s one of those things you dream of in your life.
“When you’ve been a player, when you’ve been a reserve team coach, the next job then, the only dream and the only thing you haven’t done is to manage the club, and I have now. It’s been a ball, it’s been absolutely enjoyable from the first to the last minute, so I have to thank all the players because since I came in, they’re top lads, top people.
“Some have come, some have gone, but all of them, they’ve been such an enjoyable bunch to work with. First of all, I want to thank the board and the owners for giving me the opportunity because it’s not for everyone and I’ve had the opportunity.”
“I I am so honoured and privileged to have been trusted to take the club forward and I really hope I leave it in a better state when I came.
“I made great friends, I have reconnected with some great friends and new staff coming in.
“The other stuff that was already here we’ve been good friends and we’ve connected.
“That’s what it’s about at a club like this with the fans
“The fans have been amazing from day one at Cardiff until now so, top, and we’ll see each other again.”
Debut against Cardiff and unprecedented away run.
“Of course, Marcus [Rashford] scores in three minutes or whatever it was, and we went on a great run, I don’t know how many games we won but that’s something I’m proud of as well, the runs we made together.
“That is a record in itself probably, the first 10 wins or whatever we had. I’m not great for numbers exactly, but I know we did well.
The away run, the unbeaten away run. That’s something we don’t speak about when we’re in it because that’s not us, me, Mick [Phelan], Michael [Carrick], Kieran [McKenna], we’re not that type of people. But that’s something for me now that I can look back at and be proud of.”