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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer offered managerial return

The role offered to the United legend is not one that many would have guessed.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been out of a job since leaving Manchester United as manager in 2021.

Despite helping the club finish 3rd and 2nd, as well as reaching the UEFA Europa League final, things unravelled for the Norwegian in his final season at the club and he hasn’t taken another job since – a period that’s coming up to nearly two years.

That could would have changed, however.

Reports are emerging that the United legend has been in talks over a managerial return, with the role he discussed not necessarily one that many would have guessed.

That’s because he had been offered the chance to take over the Norwegian women’s national team.

Unfortunately for Norwegian women’s football fans, the man who scored the winner in the historic ’99 UEFA Champions League final, seems to have turned the role down.

“Yes, I have spoken to the association about the job as national coach, of course I have,” Solskjaer told Norwegian outlet NRK.

“They have asked. But I’m not ready for that yet.”

It seems that Solskjaer won’t be making a return to management with the Norwegian FA – at least, not with the womens side.

Norway parted company with previous manager Hege Riise in September  following a disappointing performance at the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the Norway FA have since held talks with Solskjaer about the role.

Many have speculated that Solskjaer may be interested in taking over the mens national side – but that’s not something that he has directly confirmed himself.

So it seems that Ole will not be at the wheel of another team for a while. Fans of the babyface assassin will need to wait a bit longer to see where his next managerial move will take him.

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