Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that his future plans include his desire to join Manchester United as a manager. Since he joined Molde as a manager, he has done great at the club and he told Marca that he is everything like Sir Alex Ferguson as a manager.
Solskjaer admitted that Sir Alex has had a great influence on his managerial-style.
“I have been at Manchester United many years and this has helped to build my football philosophy.
I have worked with Ferguson for nearly 15 seasons and the way he works, to train, to run a club …influenced me with an attacking football practice, always going out to win, to practice a style of play that entertains people and they send the fans home happy.
“I’ve always noticed his incredible winning mentality and desire to improve their standing. Ferguson also learned to give everyone a chance. In short, almost everything I know I learned from Sir Alex.
“I think we have different mentalities, we are of different generations and countries. The main thing we have in common is that we both believe in ourselves. In addition, we both always want to win, we like to work hard and give a chance to young people.”
He was asked if he ever wished to manage his former club and he felt no reluctance in admitting that it was his dream to manage the club. He knows that it will not be easy to get the job and he understands how hard things could get.
“It may sound a bit stupid, but to lead Manchester United is my dream as a coach. Mind you, I am not saying that this will happen. It’s the same dream anyone has who has played at United.
Many former players are now coaches and are doing well, they sure would like to lead the team in the future: Steve Bruce, Roy Keane, Mark Hughes … I think Ferguson is a good role model for us all. We see how much he does, how much he delivered.”
He does not believe that this is the oppurtunity that will be coming soon because he believes Ferguson has too much energy within him that would always stop him from retiring.
Though the ‘baby-faced assasin’ is happy in Norway, he believes that he is more suited for the Premier League and he might get to manage a club there next year or so.
Solskjaer believes that a ‘moment of magic’ from either Cristiano Ronaldo or Robin van Perise will decide the result of the match.