Manchester United confirmed yesterday that they have appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a permanent basis after the Norwegian put pen to paper on a three-year contract.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was linked heavily with the job since Jose Mourinho’s sacking back in December. While the Argentine has reiterated his commitment to Spurs several times, that hasn’t stopped speculation from running rife.

However, Solskjaer’s impressive showing in the last 4 months has meant that the United hierarchy decided to go with him rather than try and persuade Pochettino.

According to journalist Andy Mitten of the National, the Red Devils felt that the Argentine will jump ship if he were offered the Man Utd job.

The report claims that Man Utd’s Chief Executive, Ed Woodward decided to snub Pochettino in favor of Solksjaer.

While it is hard to tell if there is any truth to these rumours, it does look like the Argentine is set to stay at Spurs for a while longer, with Zidane also returning to Madrid.

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