Ole Gunnar Solskjaer The Man To Manage Manchester United
18 January 2012
SIR Alex Ferguson has earmarked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a future Manchester United manager.
Ferguson believes Solskjaer was able to hit the ground running when he became manager of Norwegian club Molde because he had been preparing to stay in the game for years ahead of retiring as a player.
Former United stars such as Bryan Robson, Mark Hughes, Steve Bruce, Roy Keane, Gordon Strachan and Paul Ince all became managers with varying degrees of success.
But Ferguson believes Solskjaer’s preparation – including taking notes about training sessions – set him apart and helped to inspire Molde to their first league title in his first season as boss.
That success has meant Solskjaer, 38, is already being linked with jobs in England.
“The problem for a lot of footballers today is that when they get to the end of their careers they decide they want to become coaches because they have nothing else in their mind they think they can do,” said Ferguson.
“Ole always wanted to stay in the game so was preparing early. He has given himself a better chance.”