Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has said that a directorial role at Old Trafford would interest him in the future. The Danish goalkeeper has been a legend at the club and the part of the historic treble-winning squad of 1999.
The former defensive ace also spoke in favour of having the current interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a permanent role at Old Trafford. Speaking to the media, the former Manchester United custodian said, “He must be top candidate now. I think with Ole it is kind of a free ride because he’s only there on a temporary basis, but he’s proven – and the Liverpool game was key for me – that his way of thinking, he’s a top, top, top manager.”
Schmeichel added, “I mean, we were trying to think about a game where three, actually four, players get injured in the first 25 minutes and you have to regroup. I can’t remember anyone ever being faced with that challenge and I thought he came out of that smelling of roses.”
He concluded, “I mean, I’d do anything for this club, of course I’d be silly not to do that, you know? I’d be silly not to say, ‘of course I want to do it’. Chasing the job, I think it’s different. I think I wouldn’t do that. My life and the work I do has great variety and it’s a difficult one to let go, if you know what I’m saying? But of course if I was asked to do a job for the club, I would. I think we all would.”