OFFICIAL: Former Red Devil Joins Solskjaer’s Coaching Staff

MUFC interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates after the match.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer couldn’t have asked for a better start to life as manager of Manchester United. The Norwegian gaffer has already seen two resounding victories with his former club, albeit against weaker teams.

An attacking ethos seems to have been reinstated into the mentality of the roster, and the eight goals they have netted under the former striker is a clear indication that the team is headed where the fans would like it to.

Now, they have another addition that will further their offensive spirit, and this one also brings along the attacking DNA that the club has nurtured greatly over the years.

As per Sky Sports, Mark Dempsey has joined Solskjaer’s coaching staff. The Englishman was also a former Red Devil, and has functioned as the side’s youth development coach in the past.


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Akin to Solskjaer, Dempsey also had coaching stints in Norway. He’s managed Norwegian club Haugesund and Swedish side Djurgarden.

This isn’t his first gig alongside the Norwegian, having been with him during his brief eight-month tenure at the helm of Cardiff City. Dempsey had also worked with Solskjaer at Molde back in 2015.

His addition rounds up a pretty decent coaching staff at Old Trafford, also comprising of Mike Phelan, Michael Carrick, Kieran McKenna, and Emilio Alvarez, a team that seems destined to succeed.


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His other managerial stints also involved a brief spell in charge of Start last season, as well as a gig with Kongsvinger earlier this year, but it was one that only lasted till November, when he moved back to England.

Sir Alex Ferguson had spoken of Dempsey back in 2008, along with other long-time club servants, stating: “Les was followed by people like Jim Ryan, Brian McClair – who’s now academy director – Dave Bushell, Mark Dempsey, Tony Whelan, Paul McGuinness.

“These guys have been here for over 15 years, so when I go I would presume all these lads would still be in place and working hard for United.”