Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has this morning dropped a hint that he could be set to continue on as the club’s boss beyond the end of the season.
Solskjaer’s stellar start
Norwegian tactician Solskjaer was handed the reigns at Old Trafford late in December, on the back of Jose Mourinho’s sacking.
And to say that the former United hitman has since gone on to enjoy an impressive start to life at the helm of the Red Devils would be something of an understatement.
To this point, Solskjaer has guided the Manchester giants to 9 wins from 10 across all competitions, catapulting United firmly back into the race for a spot in the Premier League’s top-4:
A win at Fulham tomorrow would take @ManUtd into the top 4 for the first time since the opening game.
They were 11 points off the top 4 when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed in December
📺Fulham v Man Utd, Saturday on Sky Sports Premier League from 11:30am pic.twitter.com/S2PhMKvpYT
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) February 8, 2019
As such, Solskjaer’s somewhat-miraculous start to his managerial career at Old Trafford has already led to mounting questions regarding whether the 45-year-old could well be trusted with the task of leading United forward beyond the end of the season.
Solskjaer’s current deal with the Red Devils is on an interim basis, and is due to expire in the summer.
‘We have a vision…’
And one individual who certainly seems to be of the opinion that the former Cardiff boss’ future in Manchester could lie beyond the finish of the campaign is Solskjaer himself.
Speaking in a press conference earlier today, the Norwegian tactician confirmed that, though he is, as of now, unaware of the club’s long-term plans, he nevertheless has a ‘long-term’ vision of how he would like United to develop over the coming years:
‘We have a vision and a picture of how we want to look in a few years. We have to think long term but also short term. I have a picture of how I think this Man United team will look in a couple of years.’
‘I don’t know if it is with me. But I always put my views across to Ed Woodward and the ones in the club.’
‘I’ve supported Man United and I’ve followed Man United for many, many years since I’ve gone back home. And I did have a clear view on what I thought my opinion would be, you get a different view on some of the players – he’s impressed me, he’s got some way to go… But we’re not too far away from when I came.’
Quotes via Goal.com