And according to the British newspaper, Manchester United will pay Solskjaer 7.5 million pounds, equivalent to approximately 10 million dollars.
The “Red Devils” sacked Solskjaer due to poor results, one day after the team’s 4-1 defeat against the newcomer Watford, which caused it to drop to seventh place among the “Premier League” teams.
Solskjaer extended his contract with United for three years until 2024 last July, but he was expelled from his position after United lost five of their last seven league matches.
“Manchester United announces that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is relinquishing his position as coach of the club. Ole will remain a legend for Manchester United and we regret having had to make this difficult decision,” United said in a statement.
“While the results in the past few weeks have been disappointing, we should not lose sight of the work Solskjaer has done over the past three years in re-laying the foundations required for long-term success,” the club’s statement added.
Former player Michael Carrick, a member of Solskjaer’s technical staff, took charge of coaching the team in its next Champions League match away to Villarreal next Tuesday, while the club said it would appoint an interim coach to lead the team until the end of the current season.
United have not won the Premier League title since 2013, the last season of former coach Alex Ferguson, who led the team to win the league title 13 times.
United signed the veteran Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo last August, but after a promising start to the season, he fell to seventh place after the first 12 rounds, 12 points behind Chelsea, the only London club in the lead.
Solskjaer took over the coach of United temporarily, succeeding the veteran Portuguese Jose Mourinho in December 2018, before signing a permanent contract with the team in March 2019.