Everyone knows I’d like to stay: Solskjaer hopes to remain Manchester United manager

first_img Next Everyone knows I’d like to stay: Solskjaer hopes to remain Manchester United managerOle Gunnar Solskjaer has turned around the ongoing Premier League season for Manchester United since taking over as interim manager after the sacking of Jose Mourinho.advertisement Reuters ManchesterMarch 2, 2019UPDATED: March 2, 2019 16:15 IST Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said as always he is going to give his best for Manchester United. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSOle Gunnar Solskjaer is yet to lose a Premier League match since being appointed Manchester United managerSolskjaer said ‘it will be strange’ if he doesn’t stay at United after shooting a video pleading fans to get season ticketsUnited are currently fifth in the league table with 55 points from 28 matchesManchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said it would be “strange” if he is not in charge at Old Trafford next season after being part of their promotional campaign to sell season tickets.United are unbeaten in the Premier League since Solskjaer took over from Jose Mourinho in December, winning nine of their 11 games to revive hopes of a top four finish.The former United forward has been endorsed for the top job by a number of his counterparts in England, including Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp, with United set to make a decision at the end of the campaign.”I’ve done a video shoot on season tickets so I’m pleading with them to get their season tickets,” Solskjaer told a news conference ahead of Saturday’s clash against Southampton.”It will be strange to see myself in a video if I’m not here. It’s not strange doing it, though. My kids if they see a commercial with me in it and I’m back home in Norway – that will be strange.”Everyone knows I’d like to stay of course, but that’s not decided until the end of the season. But if it’s me as a supporter or manager they should still buy their season tickets because the club is going somewhere.”United are currently fifth in the table with 55 points from 28 matches but Solskjaer said they were planning for Champions League soccer next season.”My contract is up in the summer but as I’ve always done for United I give my best because you have to plan, even if I’m not here I still give my view on who I would like to see here as a supporter,” Solskjaer added.advertisement”You don’t want to plan for Europa League yet. We’re hoping and planning that we will get into the Champions League for next year. We’ll take that as it comes.”Also Read | Manchester United face mutiny if Solskjaer isn’t named permanent boss, says Gary NevilleAlso Read | Manchester United cannot go years without league title, says Ole Gunnar SolskjaerAlso Read | Fred must seize his chance to shine, says Ole Gunnar SolskjaerFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Ole Gunnar SolskjaerFollow Manchester UnitedFollow Premier leaguelast_img read more

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Street parties to be overrun as organisers complain too few have been

She told The Telegraph: “I think the main reason there have been less applications for street parties this year is because Meghan and Harry’s engagement was such a fresh announcement – Meghan and Harry’s relationship was quite a new revelation to us all, and before we knew it they were getting married. Their courtship wasn’t a long one and the news of a wedding was somewhat sprung upon us, compared to the long-awaited arrival and preparation for the grand Royal Wedding of Will and Kate. Street parties across the country for the royal wedding are set to be overrun as so few have been planned.Some have complained that councils have made it difficult and expensive to host parties this year. There has been a dramatic reduction in the number of street parties for this royal wedding than there were for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.Judging by the number of road closure applications received by the county council, Kent is holding 14, compared to 182 in 2011, which is a drop of 92 per cent, while Hertfordshire, which usually holds a record number of street parties, has faced a drop of 83 per cent. The county hosted 298 celebrations in 2011, and is now only holding 51 this weekend.There are only due to be 14 street parties in the whole of Wales, while Liverpool is due to only host two, and Hull won’t have any at all.A spokesperson for Ringwood Town Council in Hampshire said it was expecting its street party to be “very busy”, especially as the marketplace “isn’t huge”, while one knees-up in Belfast said tickets to it were like “gold dust”. Lulu Gwynne, the owner of Betty Blythe cafe in west London, which is hosting a street party, expects there to be crowds. “We’re the street party capital of London – whenever there’s a royal event like this we remove all fees and costs from road closures. Other councils charge and we don’t – that encourages people to have great neighbourhood get together and have a knees-up.” “Our street party tomorrow is going to be very busy. We have been inundated with enquiries and bookings via the website and social media! We have attracted a global audience with some guests coming from as far as Japan! It is going to be truly splendid day.”Wandsworth Council has bucked the trend, with 74 royal-themed street parties set to be held in the London borough, compared to 70 when William and Kate got married.A spokesperson for the council told The Telegraph he wouldn’t be surprised if people from neighbouring boroughs came to the wealth of parties to be hosted – and that Wandsworth is the “street party capital of the UK” because they waived all costs.He said: “We suspect the parties will be busy – the weather forecast over the weekend is set to be good. This record number of street parties we are hosting in our borough bucks the trend and will be full of fun, frolicks and food.”Some of them are likely to be near the border of Merton and Lambeth, and anyone who wants to come to ours will get a very warm welcome. Local media on the Isle of Wight blamed the difficulties in obtaining a road closure license for the lack of parties planned for the island.There are no official street parties going ahead there this year – as the cost of a temporary road closure is £657.16 and applications had to be made well in advance.Any street party pictures you would like to share with the Telegraph, please send them to [email protected] Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

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