Solskjaer Rejected Offer To Manage A Premier League Club

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gestures after the match.

Reuters/John Sibley

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has turned down multiple job offers mid-season, but is open to return to management this summer.

The Norwegian was sacked by Manchester United in November following an underwhelming start to the season and was replaced by Ralf Rangnick on an interim basis for the remainder of the campaign.

His former club have finalised the appointment of his permanent successor in Erik ten Hag, but Solskjaer, who has remained in Manchester, is yet to take up a managerial role.

Michael Carrick, who stepped down as United’s first team coach before Rangnick’s arrival is currently out of job as well. Meanwhile, Solskjaer’s former assistant Kieran McKenna is impressing in his first managerial stint at League one outfit Ipswich Town.

According to Norwegian outlet VG (via The Sun), the former Cardiff City boss has rejected various offers, including a proposal to manage an unnamed Premier League side. But now, the 49-year-old is open to return to the dugout.

Solskjaer’s man management is going to be handy for any club that decide to appoint him. Despite a string of frustrating results during his last few weeks at Old Trafford, he did well to instill a mentality of never giving up.

Comebacks were a regular occurrence under his tutelage, but in recent months the Red Devils have hardly shown any fight.