Former Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that he plans to take some time off football management, and spend time with his family, before doing anything else.
The Norwegian was relieved of his duties as Manchester United manager, after a run of poor games, which culminated in a 4-1 loss to Watford away from home on Saturday.
Speaking after his sack, the former Molde manager revealed he will make up for lost time with his family, although it is inevitable he’ll return to management in the future.
He told club media, “I’ll spend some time with my family.
“That’s been probably the most difficult part, through the pandemic, with Norway being open and here being closed, my family moved back to Norway and the young one, he loves it back there, so we’ve lived apart. So, I’ll spend some time with them.
“Then, I’ll watch the team of course and hopefully, the next manager comes in and I want to support him. I want him to be successful, hopefully I’ve laid the foundations for that to happen because I know I’m good at what I’m doing.
“I’m a hundred per cent sure to create a football environment, that’s where I’m good at and at some point, I’ll probably be back [working in football].”
Solskjaer also reflected on his barren run at the club— trophy wise, adding that while it was disappointing, it wasn’t all bad.
He said, “Yeah, you might say so and go back and say if you won the Europa League, that would have been a success. But you know, it’s not always the trophies all the time that is the be all and end all.
“I know that day, we needed to celebrate [by winning] that trophy. But that’s fine margins, we know the work we’ve put in is so important, to get to that final and to get so close, we’ve had to make so many good decisions along the way.
“Unfortunately, we couldn’t score 11 penalties on the bounce. You can laugh about it, but I look back at every single second here with pride.”