Phil Neville, the former Manchester United team-mate of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer always knew that the Norwegian had in him to become the head coach. This is not due to his training instead of his obsession for always playing Football Manager, the computer game.
Manchester United has confirmed that the permanent appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a 3-year-old deal on Thursday. This was a reward to him for his significant impact on his role as the caretaker manager. Initially, he had taken up the position in the month of December as he replaced the dismissed coach Jose Mourinho when the chances of Manchester United finishing in the top-four in the charts appeared extremely bleak. However, having moved Manchester United to just 2 points short of Arsenal who are in the 4th position, Solskjaer is at the helm of the permanent capacity.
Neville has played with him for about9 years at Manchester United and he used to take notice of the interest of Solskjaer in a specific football management game. Thus, when he had been asked for his opinion regarding whether Solskjaer had the characteristics to be a manager, he said that he surely felt so. He saw Solskjaer play Football Manager, the computer almost everywhere.
He used to be next to Solskjaer on the bench and he was a student. Solskjaer used to have a keen understanding of football. He came in on the games and achieve the pace immediately. He was able to do that since he had excellent football intelligence.