Ex-Manchester United player interested in Sheffield United job

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A Manchester United treble-winning legend has expressed an interest in the vacant manager’s job at Bramall Lane after the sacking of David Weir.

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has expressed an interest in the Sheffield United job according to The Mirror. The great Dane has no previous managerial experience and his main work after retiring from Football has come as a TV presenter in Denmark. He has also appeared as a pundit of Match of the Day on occasions.

Sheffield United may be wary about appointing someone who has no experience again. It was David Weir’s first step into management when he took over, and although many thought he would be the right man to take them forward, he was sacked on Friday evening. Former player Chris Morgan is in charge, and the Blades have said that they are hoping to make a swift appointment. Former Derby manager Nigel Clough is reportedly the favourite to take the job at the moment, but 49-year-old would provide a different high-profile option.

Peter Schmeichel would not be the first player from Manchester United’s treble winning side of 1999 to step into management. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is currently manager in his homeland Norway. He took over as manager of Molde in 2011 and led them to two consecutive Tippeligaen titles. They are currently in 6th place in the 2013 season. He has been linked with Premier League jobs in the past with Aston Villa wanting to speak to him last year, but Solskjaer refused.

Peter Schmeichel does have all the relevant coaching badges needed to take charge of a club. He has said “it is great to be linked with such a great club like Sheffield United”. With Prince Abdullah having taken ownership of the club, a high profile appointment may be possible¬†for a man with a lot of connections in the game.

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