Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is yet to accept his next managerial job after leaving Manchester United in November, winning just one of his last seven league games in charge
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has rejected “various” offers since being sacked as Manchester United manager in November, it has been claimed.
The Norwegian coach left Old Trafford after a poor start to the season. United have lost five of their first 12 Premier League games, but it was the manner of some of those defeats that led to their downfall – such as the 5-0 home defeat to bitter rivals Liverpool.
Solskjaer’s last game in charge was a 4-1 loss to Watford at Vicarage Road. It ended his three-year reign, an era which saw United fail to win silverware. They came closest in May 2021, when they lost the Europa League final on penalties to Villarreal.
Despite a disappointing end to Solskjaer’s time at Old Trafford, several clubs – including some in the Premier League – offered him a job. That’s according to Norwegian outlet Verdens Gang, who insist their information comes from an “informed team”.
Solskjaer is believed to be interested in a managerial return, although now is not the right time. It’s unclear which clubs have made an offer for the 49-year-old and what position each respective proposal entails.
As Manchester Evening News reports, Solskjaer has been linked with the vacancy at Burnley. Former boss Sean Dyche was sacked last month, but temporary replacement Mike Jackson has done well – collecting 10 points in four games.
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Solskjaer has spent time with his family since leaving Old Trafford. He attended a United Women game in January to see his daughter Karna Solskjaer make her FA Cup debut for the club. The 19-year-old is yet to feature in the Women’s Super League.
It is believed Solskjaer could work with Michael Carrick, his assistant at Old Trafford, if the Norwegian accepts his next managerial role this summer. Carrick was United’s caretaker manager but left as soon as Ralf Rangnick’s appointment was confirmed.
Solskjaer has over a decade of senior executive experience under his belt. As well as United, he coached Molde – winning two Norwegian league titles and the Norwegian Cup – and Cardiff, who were relegated to the league in May 2014.
The former striker was also in charge of United’s reserves between 2008 and 2010, winning a host of trophies. During his playing days, Solskjaer scored 126 goals for United, helping them win six Premier League titles, the Champions League and other accolades.
The most memorable moment of his playing career came in May 1999, when he scored the winning goal in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich. The result gave United the treble, becoming the first English team in history to win the European Cup, Premier League and FA Cup in the same season.
The Red Devils will be coached by Erik ten Hag next season after signing a three-year contract. The Ajax boss is aiming to win a third Eredivisie title before his exit. His side are currently four points clear at the top of the table with three games remaining.