Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals ambition to manage Manchester United
Former striker is the current manager of Molde
Tuesday 12 February 2013
Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes to return to Old Trafford as manager one day.
The 39-year-old Norwegian spent more than a decade with the Red Devils as a player, then went on to manage their reserves.
And Solskjaer, now winning admirers as coach of Molde, believes he has enough in common with Sir Alex Ferguson to suggest he can step into the 71-year-old's shoes when he finally retires.
He told Marca: "Maybe it sounds stupid but my dream is to manage United. But I am not saying it is going to happen.
"I worked with Alex Ferguson for 15 seasons as a player and then as reserve-team coach.
"His methodology has influenced my philosophy. Almost everything I know I learnt from Sir Alex.
"Both of us believe in ourselves, we always want to win and we put our faith in youngsters and work hard."
Meanwhile, former United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel as told Jose Mourinho to forget about succeeding Ferguson.
The former Chelsea boss, whose Real Madrid side take on United in the Champions League tomorrow, is widely expected to return to England next season.
But Schmeichel told El Mundo: "He will not be the successor. I don't think the club would be happy with everything Mourinho brings with him.
"He's a great candidate for his qualities as a manager but the club doesn't want all the things that come with him."
Latest in Sport
Liverpool injury news: Brendan Rodgers could be without up to seven players for Burnley game... as Jordon Ibe posts picture of knee brace
Pornhub: Cheeky Liverpool fan uploads Philippe Coutinho wonder-goal video to adult website
Watch the moment a basketball player reassures a small boy after a mass brawl erupted on court
Jon Stewart brings The Daily Show to WWE Raw as Seth Rollins pays the price for feud with TV presenter
Manuel Pellegrini future: Why Manchester City could turn to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers if Pellegrini is dismissed
- 1 Home Office says Nigerian asylum-seeker can’t be a lesbian as she’s got children
- 2 What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
- 3 Japanese island overrun with cats after population explodes
- 4 Apple and Google users being spied on for a decade because of 'Freak' security flaw
- 5 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'