Dimitar Berbatov Says He Wants To Become Manchester United Manager Someday

Dimitar Berbatov Says He Wants To Become Manchester United Manager Someday

Dimitar Berbatov has revealed that he would love to become Manchester United someday.

Speaking to Betfair, the 37-year-old Bulgarian wants to follow in the footsteps of newly appointed caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær and be in charge of the Red Devils from the dugout.

“Like me, he [Solskjær] is an ex-football player for a big club and he has got the break that he needed,” he said.

“I am curious because I have been part of Manchester United, and someday I want to be a manager. I’ll need that break too at some point.

“There are only a few ‘chosen ones’ who start off at big clubs — Pep Guardiola and Zinedine Zidane both had lesser roles at Barcelona and Real Madrid before taking the reins to great success — but Ole has earned this opportunity through his good work in Norway with Molde and coaching at United.

Credit: PA

Credit: PA

“Who knows, one day it might be me in charge at Old Trafford. I am doing my badges now and my ambitions are high.”

Berbatov spent four years at Old Trafford and made over 100 appearances for the club.

According to the former Red Devils striker, he wants to kick-start his managerial career in England.

“I’d like to start my managerial career in England,” he explained.

Credit: PA

Credit: PA

“My heart is in the Premier League. I can honestly say that when you’ve played there your heart stays there even if you are physically elsewhere.

“This is my main goal, but you never know you may need to start somewhere small and work your way up.

“As I said, my ambition is big — am doing my badges, visiting clubs to see how they work, updating my knowledge constantly. When the time is right the moment will show itself.”

The 45-year-old Norwegian was confirmed as manager until the end of the season on Wednesday, following on from the sacking of José Mourinho.

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Adnan Riaz

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