Mark Dempsey joins Solskjaer’s Manchester United coaching team

By Tim Opera

Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has expanded his coaching staff with the addition of Mark Dempsey to the coaching staff at Old Trafford, reports Skysports.

Similar to Solskjaer, Dempsey also had coaching stints in Norway, and also Sweden where he coached Haugesund and Djurgarden respectively.

Dempsey will assist Solskjaer in his duties as the head coach for the remainder of the campaign, with the pair having previously worked together during Solskjaer’s eight month spell at the helm at Cardiff City, Dempsey had also worked alongside Solskjaer at Molde back in 2015.

He most recently had a brief spell in charge of Start before moving on to Kongsvinger in June 2018 and he’s now back in England.

Dempsey, who was a firm favourite of Alex Ferguson, is fondly remembered by United fans for the major role he played in their Academy during the reign of Ferguson at the club as a development coach.

He will now be looking to help Solskjaer guide his team back up to the top of the Premier League table in a bid to secure qualification to the Champions League next season.

His appointment further strengthens the coaching staff at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ that already comprises of the likes of Mike Phelan, Michael Carrick, Kieran McKenna and Emilio Alvarez, a backroom team that looks ready to storm the football world.