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Solskjaer admits he would ‘love’ Manchester United job on a permanent basis

Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that he would ‘love to be manager’ of the club for the long-term.

Jose Mourinho’s sacking from Manchester United has been the story of the season and has dominated headlines around the world since news broke early on Tuesday morning.

The football served up by the Portuguese boss, as well as the bad feelings within his United squad was what ultimately saw him served with his P45, with the Old Trafford outfit announcing that they would conduct a thorough recruitment process for his replacement.

In the meantime, the 20 time Premier League champions have turned to former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to steady the ship, with Norwegian side Molde agreeing a deal to effectively loan him to the Manchester giants until the end of the season, before he returns to the Eliteserien in May, almost two months after the season starts.

While United are thought to want to make Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino their next permanent manager, Solksjaer has admitted that he is one of a number of managers who would love to take on the much-coveted role at Old Trafford.

“My job is for the next six months, I will do as well as I can, to move the club forward as well as I can,” Solskjaer told his first official press conference as United boss today.

“So many managers would love to be manager of Manchester United, I am one of them, but it is not something I have talked about. There is a process for the next six months.”

Solskjaer leads United out for the first time in his new role on Saturday evening – ironically against the one club who he has managed in the Premier League, Cardiff City.

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