Solskjaer Responds To Mourinho’s Comments About Returning To Management

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho.

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It’s been a month since Manchester United parted ways with Jose Mourinho and appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as his interim replacement, and it has been one of the best decisions the club has made in the recent past.

The Norwegian has won all six of the games he has managed so far, helping the Red Devils climb swiftly up the Premier League table.

Meanwhile, Mourinho, who had kept to himself since the sacking, made his first TV appearance this week, wherein he also addressed the topic of his future.

Whilst appearing as a pundit for Bein Sports during their coverage of the Asian Cup, the Portuguese tactician confirmed that he intends to return to management soon, and that he is still too young to even consider retirement.

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“I want to coach. I belong to top-level football and [that] is where I am going to be,” said the former Chelsea and Real Madrid gaffer. “I am too young, I am in football for a long, long time but I will be 56 in a couple of weeks and am really too young.”

And his successor at Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has backed these claims from Mourinho, tipping the decorated manager to return to competitive action sooner rather than later.

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When specifically asked about Jose’s comments, Ole replied: “Yeah, why shouldn’t he? Because he’s a fantastic manager and with the results he’s had, I don’t think he’ll be struggling to find work.”

The 45-year-old was also asked about Mourinho’s claims regarding the ‘behind-the-scene’ issues at Manchester United, regarding which Solskjaer said: “I can’t really comment on everything he says and I’m enjoying working with these boys. That’s all I can say.”

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