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Schmeichel fancies job as director of football


Peter Schmeichel.

Peter Schmeichel.

Peter Schmeichel.

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel says his old club should appoint a director of football - a job he would consider applying for.

Jose Mourinho was sacked as United manager last Tuesday and former Red Devils striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer named as caretaker Old Trafford manager until the end of the campaign.

The club have suggested they will install a director of football and United great Schmeichel is mulling over whether to put himself in the frame.

He said: "I'm actually thinking about putting my name in there.

"What's really important is to get the Manchester United culture back and the identity back.

"I'm considering: 'Do I have the qualities?' And if I come up to an answer to that question, then I will put my name in the hat.

"I'll have a good think about this over Christmas and New Year and make a decision about it."

Great Dane Schmeichel, 55, won five Premier League titles, three FA Cups and the Champions League during his eight seasons at United between 1991 and the Treble- winning year of 1999.