Berbatov: I want to manage Man United one day

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Dimitar Berbatov of Monaco speaks to the media during the AS Monaco press conference ahead of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on February 24, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov hopes to one day emulate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer by coaching his old club

The Bulgarian scored 56 times in 149 appearances for United between 2008 and 2012, while winning two Premier League titles along with the Football League Cup and Club World Cup.

Berbatov, who last played in India for Kerala Blasters in March, has begun working towards obtaining his coaching badges and hopes to become United boss in the future.

The 37-year-old made reference to Solskjaer’s appointment in the Old Trafford dugout as he discussed his managerial hopes.

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

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“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.

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

Solskjaer’s first match in charge will be on Saturday against former club Cardiff City, who he briefly coached in 2014.