Ole Gunnar Solsksjaer has named his best manager of all time. His choice is not surprising as he chose his former manager at Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson. Solsksjaer played under Ferguson, and was part of the historic 1999 squad that won the UEFA Champions League.
Solsksjaer said this while speaking to the press in a press conference for their game against Watford. Solsksjaer was asked if the pressure from the cameras in the EPL has made him to have more respect for Ferguson, and he said: “Yes of course but I’ve always had respect for what he has done. He’s the best manager of all time. But of course the way I have looked at him from up close as a player and as a coach with the reserves. As I just said to James there in the interview, you don’t fly off in the sky when you’re doing well and you don’t dig yourself a big hole when you’re not doing well. You all know me as well. You’re not going to see me desperately change my mood if we’re doing well or we’re not doing well.”
Solsksjaer also spoke about Gomes and Chong who are free to leave in January because they have not been offered new contracts: “Well, both of them are players we want to keep. I think they’re good talents. They’ve had a couple of niggles and injuries so I haven’t been able to play them as much as I would like. Angel for example has been ill now for a few weeks. He’s had a bad ankle. But they’re talents Andy they’re Man United people.”
Although he wants to keep his performing players, he does not rule out his players leaving to other clubs in January: “Yes, there’s always a chance of it. I can say with 99.9 per cent sureness that they won’t go but there’s always teams who will come and be interested in some of ours. Maybe they haven’t played enough so of course there may be a chance.”
Solsksjaer has had some good time as United’s Manager recently with high profile victories against City and Tottenham raising his worth.