Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he has yet to be told if he will be appointed Manchester United’s manager on a permanent basis but hopes his efforts “to do the best job interview I have ever done” will be enough to convince the club to keep him.
Solskjaer has won 13 of his 16 games since taking over as United’s interim manager following Jose Mourinho’s sacking in December.
United’s players are increasingly convinced Solskjaer will get the job permanently and the former striker has already won over many fans.
United have said they will be conducting a thorough recruitment process, with Mauricio Pochettino, the Tottenham head coach, one candidate who has been in their sights, but the club have yet to make an approach to any manager. Solskjaer – whose side face Paris St-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday night aiming to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit – hopes he will have done enough by the end of the season to land the job.
“I have this job until this season is over,” he said. “I haven’t heard anything else. I will try to do the best job interview I have ever done, and that’s why I enjoy my time here. I’m at a club where I know everyone. It’s natural.”