Old Trafford legend Ole Gunner Solskjaer has revealed that he would one day like the top job at Old Trafford.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed his burning ambition to one day manage Manchester United.
The former Reds striker recently turned down the chance to manage his hometown club Molde to remain United’s reserve team coach.
And Solskjaer admits he has an eye on following in the footsteps of Sir Alex Ferguson, though he concedes he’ll have to learn his trade lower down the leagues before being considered for the top job at Old Trafford.
He told talkSPORT: “I think if you ask any Man United player at any time of his career if you want to manage somewhere you want to manage Man United, because it’s the best place to be.
“But to get there, to manage Man United, you need to go somewhere else and learn your trade so 15, 20 years from now maybe.”
Solskjaer also claimed players are right to put club before country.
Wes Brown and Dimitar Berbatov are among a host of players who have been criticised for prematurely calling time on their international careers this year.
But Solskjaer insists players owe it to those who pay their wages to concentrate on club football later in their careers.
“When you get players who get to a certain age they start thinking about where the priorities should lie and I think that’s when your responsibility towards your club is a big thing.
“I think Scholesy, Giggsy they’ve done fantastic after retiring from international football so we can’t complain about that.” (talkSPORT)
Many Manchester United fans would love to see Solskjaer one day become the club’s manager, and it is good to see that he is willing to build up his reputation before officially putting himself forward for the job. The Norwegian has been a big success since taking over reserve team duties, after a glittering playing career for the club.
Solskjaer seems to be extremely loyal to his club, after turning down various moves away whilst playing and coaching, and he would surely be a good bet to take over at the club at some point in the future.
For now though, the question remains, who will be the next man to take over from Sir Alex Ferguson?