Former Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer linked with Leicester City

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks dejected after the match.

The former Manchester United manager is admired at Leicester City REUTERS/Annegret Hilse.

Leicester City are searching for a new manager and there has been support for former Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to take the reins at the newly relegated side, as per reports.

The new Championship season kick starts in less than two months and the Foxes are still without a permanent manager, having sacked Brendan Rodgers in April with Premier League survival at stake.

Dean Smith was brought in at the King Power stadium on an interim basis, but he failed to improve Leicester’s form, leading to their return to the Championship after nine magical years in the top flight that saw the East-Midlands-based outfit lift the Premier League title in 2016 under the tutelage of Claudio Ranieri. The Italian coach has masterminded another beautiful story this year, leading Cagliari to a Serie A return in a dramatic fashion.

Leicester, meanwhile, are hoping to finalise the appointment of their new manager this week. As per the Daily Mail, they’ve held talks with Smith and are also considering Scott Parker and Manchester City coach Enzo Maresca for the role.

Solskjaer, who has been out of work since November 2021, is also in contention. It is understood there has been ‘some support’ for the former United boss.

Whoever gets the responsibility to take over at the helm will oversee a massive rebuild. Seven players have left Leicester following the expiration of their respective contracts and the club are in talks with captain Jonny Evans to extend his stay.

Meanwhile, James Maddison and Harvey Barnes are attracting interest from Premier League clubs. Europa Conference League winners West Ham are interested in Barnes, and Newcastle United intend to make a move for Maddison, who was frequently linked with Manchester United during Solskjaer’s time at Old Trafford.