Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to be Manchester United manager one day.
The former Manchester United striker has admitted he dreams of one day becoming the boss at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer has enjoyed success as a manager in Norway, having led Molde to their first league trophy in 2011, and he has already attracted interest from several English clubs including Aston Villa.
He opted to stay in Norway after talks with Villa in the summer, but he says he has ambitions of managing in England one day, with the United job his big goal.
“I’m not naive enough to say I can do that job but in life you should have big dreams and big goals,” said Solskjaer, who joined United from Molde in 1996.
“It’s a dream but let’s take just one step at a time. I want to become a manager in England.
“At the moment I’ve just started and it’s been two years more or less in Norway. So the time will come. I’ve spoken to clubs and explained it’s a bit early as I want to learn and don’t want to jump too big a bridge at the start.”
He continued: “Managing is not easy but it’s very enjoyable when you are winning, it’s challenging when you have a bad start.”
Ole was certainly always loved by United fans, even before he cemented himself as a United legend with that goal in the 1999 Champions League final but does he have what it takes to succeed the greatest ever manager?
Its a tough one to know for certain. There was a time when people were touting Steve Bruce or Mark Hughes as potential successors, however, as is the case with football these days managers are rarely given time and are sacked at the first bad run.
Most fans would give a legend like Ole time, however, should a manager be appointed based on nostalgic reasons? Ole has shown promise but surely needs more experience to be able to handle the high pressure that would inenvitably follow.
Who then are the alternatives? Reports are plentiful surrounding both Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho who are touted as possible successors but even for these superstar managers the job would still be a daunting task.
Whoever is chosen, you would almost have to feel sorry for. Those boots are not just big, they’re almighty.
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