Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘in talks’ over manager return two years after Man Utd axe

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been in talks with the Norwegian FA over the country's vacant women's national team job.

The former Manchester United head coach has been jobless ever since being booted out of Old Trafford in November 2021.

Speaking to Norwegian outlet NRK, Solskjaer confirmed that he'd been contacted over the role and suggested he'd even been offered the job, but admitted he wasn't prepared to accept it.

"Yes, I have spoken to the association about the job as national coach – of course I have it. They have asked. But I'm not ready for that yet," the 50-year-old said.

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Solskjaer has been linked with a number of posts since his United dismissal and it was reported earlier this year that he's rejected three offers from Premier League clubs.

Leicester were the latest team to show an interest after considering him as a replacement for Brendan Rodgers when the Northern Irishman left the club by mutual consent back in April, though they ended up hiring Dean Smith as interim boss instead.

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The baby-faced assassin, as he was known in his playing days, took charge of the Red Devils in 2018 following Jose Mourinho's departure. He was initially hired as caretaker, but took the job full-time a few months later after wining 14 of his first 19 matches in charge.

He guided United to a second-place finish in the Premier League in 2020/21, but the team's form nosedived the following season and Solskjaer was given his marching orders a few weeks before Christmas.

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Previously he'd had an underwhelming stint in charge of Cardiff, sandwiched between two spells at Norwegian side Molde. During his first spell he won the Norwegian league twice, and in his second he handed a senior debut to a young Erling Haaland.

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