As Manchester United has just appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the club’s official coach, let’s take a look back at the journey of the predecessors.
David Moyes (July 2013 – April 2014):
After more than twenty years of great success under Sir Alex, United did not achieve anything under David Moyes. In addition to alienating some of the team members, the former Everton coach completely failed to recreate the playing style and dedication of the game under his legendary predecessor.
As a result, with a victory rate of only 50%, the leader was fired after exactly 9 months.
Ryan Giggs (April – May 2014):
Ryan Giggs has replaced David Moyes in the last four matches of the season. He helped MU won two matches but Sunderland convinced the MU leadership that Giggs has not to get ready for a permanent job here.
Louis van Gaal (July 2014 – May 2016):
Although the gameplay did not impress the fans, the Dutch coach still helped Manchester United returned to the Champions League in the first season after finishing in fourth place. According to 2015-2016, MU under his training was disappointed and finished only in fifth place, which meant missing the ticket to attend the Champions League next season.
The fact also shows that the statistics of former Barca and Bayern strategists are not much better than David Moyes (The winning rate in matches is only 51.3% and the average score is 1,79).
Jose Mourinho (May 2016 – November 2018):
Manchester United have only won 6th place in Mr. Special’s first season. In fact, he also helped MU win 3 titles that season: FA Community Shield, Carabao Cup and especially the Europa League championship that helped them get tickets to go straight to the UEFA Champions League next season. The next 2017-2018 season was really an improvement as the MU club finished the second in 81 points, only behind a too strong Manchester City at that time. However, the gloomy start to the 2018-2019 season resulted in the dismissal of the Portuguese leader.
He is the longest position strategist at the Old Trafford team since coach Alex Ferguson (93 Premier League matches), winning the rate of 53.8%.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (November 2018 – present):
In 13 matches in the Premier League, the Norwegian military leader has done better than his previous predecessors and the reward for him is the official chair at the Theater of Dreams.
The achievement of up to 10 in 13 matches (only in the Premier League) alone gives Solsa an impression of a winning rate of 76.9% and 2.46 is the average score which this coach brought about to the Red Devils in every match.