Manchester United management admit they want Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to join the club's coaching staff.
Solskjaer announced his retirement yesterday and United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said: "Ending your playing career is a sad day for anyone, in the case of Ole, he has 11 fantastic years he can look back on.
"He has been a great servant to the club and has always remained a model professional in his responsibility as a player, and in his demeanour, and his manners have always been exemplary.
"Ole will hopefully go on to be a good coach."
Whilst reflecting with fondness on Solskjaer's past at United, chief executive David Gill is also looking towards a bright future for the Norwegian.
"Ole has provided us all with some exceptional memories during his time here at the club," said Gill.
"Nobody will ever forget his dramatic winner in Barcelona, but much more than that his dedication and professionalism make him one of the great role models in football.
"Ole will be dearly missed as a player, but will go on to serve the club as an ambassador and a valuable coach."