Ole Gunnar Solskjaer entered Manchester United folklore when he scored the injury-time winning goal to clinch the 1999 Champions League for the Red Devils. However, the Norwegian doesn’t just want to be remembered for his playing days at Old Trafford, with the Daily Mail reporting that the striker has grand designs on Sir Alex Ferguson’s job at the club.
Solskjaer has been appointed as manager of United’s reserve team next season, which means he will have more quality at his disposal than the majority of Premier League managers. While it’s hard to imagine the softly-spoken pleasant chap ranting and raving at players, perhaps he’s got what it takes to follow Roy Keane and Mark Hughes into club management.
“I do have ambitions to go into management. I want to stay in the game and I want to stay at this club,” he said.
“But it is just about taking one step at a time. I was very good at that as a player and I don’t want to jump into a job before I am ready for it.”
“I am not really surprised – I thought that maybe the reserve team was somewhere the club would like to put me,” he said.
“It is the perfect job for me because I know the kids well and Roy Keane didn’t finish that much before me and look at what he is doing at Sunderland.”
I’m sure it’s not just Man United fans who wish this fan favourite all the best – he was always one of the more likeable members of the Old Trafford set-up.