Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Molde’s owners hope he does not return to Norway, because they want him to succeed in becoming Manchester United’s permanent manager. Solskjaer is on loan to United for the remainder of the Premier League season, having been appointed caretaker on December 19, as replacement for the sacked Jose Mourinho. United are seeking a permanent replacement for Mourinho, although an announcement is not expected until after the English domestic season ends in May. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is known to be a contender, while former France midfielder Zinedine Zidane, most recently Real Madrid’s manager, and Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone are also among those who are being considered. Solskjaer, who played for United from 1996 to 2007, has made no secret of his desire to manage the club beyond the end of this season. He says he has the full support in that ambition of Norwegian businessmen Kjell Inge Rokke and Bjorn Rune Gjelsten, Molde’s joint owners. Solskja...

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