Manchester United caretaker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he would like to stay on as the permanent manager of the club after the end of the season.
Expressing his delight at Old Trafford, Solskjaer in his first press conference after his return to the club said he was happy to help out with the managerial job.
“I’m happy to help out and my job is to do as well as I
can and they understand there are so many managers
who would love to be manager of Manchester United,
I’m one of them but it’s not something we’ve talked
about, they’ll do a process for the next six months.”
Recalling his contract with the club back in the summer of 1996 as a player, the former United forward said it was his honor to take the coaching job.
“I didn't think twice when [United] called to sign
me as a player. Obviously this is more of an
honor, and I feel privileged to be helping the club
for a few months."
However, the 45-year-old Norwegian said there has no discussion about taking the job on a permanent basis.
“It’s not something we’ve talked about, they’ll do
a process for the next six months.”
Solskjaer stepped in as the interim coach a day after Jose Mourinho was shown the door earlier this week. United are in the sixth place in the Premier League standings, 19 points behind the leader Liverpool and 11 points behind the fourth place Chelsea.