Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Wants to Stay Man United Manager Beyond this Season


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reiterated his interest in staying on as Manchester United manager beyond the end of the season. If he and his team keep doing what they have been doing so far, he just might get his chance.

We first need to see what the Norwegian can do against mid-table and big six competition though. Since the 45-year-old club legend has taken over for the sacked Jose Mourinho, United have beaten Cardiff (currently 17th in the Premier League table), Huddersfield (20th- dead last), Bournemouth (12th) and Newcastle (15th).

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“Of course I won’t, I don’t want to (leave at the end of the season),” Solskjaer said in a post game press conference at Newcastle United.

“It’s such a great bunch of players, atmosphere, but it’s the next game, it’s the next game, it’s the next game, and I’m doing my job as long as I’m here.”

Solskjaer is still under contract with Swedish side Molde, with United having paid a fee to “loan” him for the rest of the season. Since he’s been in charge, he’s taken the constraints off the players, and this team has responded with free-flowing, high-scoring, fun to watch football. If this continues, and they keep winning, it would be hard for the club to not give him the job.

Paul Pogba is back to being himself again and Solskjaer maintains that he will be able to do the same with Alexis Sanchez. United will finally face a formidable opponent again in their next league fixture, January 13 at Tottenham Hotspur.

“We’ve played teams in the lower half of the table but these games need to be won,” Solskjaer of the slate that he has faced thus far.

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“You can’t beat anyone else other than the team you’re playing and the performance today was really professional.To come here against a club like this with the fans they’ve got, it was excellent.”

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, regularly appears as a guest pundit on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation. 

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