New role: Sheikh Jassim willing to bring back Solskjaer to Manchester United

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates after the match against Wolves.

Sheikh Jassim wants former stars back at Manchester United Reuters/Carl Recine.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might return to Manchester United if Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani’s takeover bid is successful, as per reports.

The Glazers are yet to formally pick their preferred bidder between Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe. But as per Reuters, the offer from the Qatari banker is currently seen more favourably by the United owners than a bid from the British billionaire.

It is added United are negotiating granting exclusivity to the Qatari consortium’s bid. During the exclusivity period, the Glazers family would not be allowed to negotiate with any bidder other than Sheikh Jassim.

The sale process is unlikely to be completed before the start of the new season and will not have any bearing on the summer transfer window. Keeping financial fair play rules in mind, Erik ten Hag has just over £100m to spend. In order to bring in more signings, United will have to sell current stars.

But United’s prospective new owner has already made some plans. Sheikh Jassim wants to bring club legends back to Old Trafford, and as per The Mirror, Solskjaer could be one of the former stars to return to the Theatre of Dreams.

United aren’t looking for a new manager considering Ten Hag’s brilliant work in his maiden season in the Premier League. However, Solskjaer recently talked about the possibility of returning “in some capacity.”

Solskjaer, who was sacked as United’s manager in November of 2021, returned to Old Trafford last month to support his former players against Wolves.

Speaking at an event before that appearance, the Norwegian said: “There are so many clubs, but I’m not going to work just for the sake of working. It has to be something special, a new culture, or a club that really excites me. Or maybe they will want me back at the club [United] in some capacity, who knows?”

As far as coaching is concerned, Solskjaer was recently linked with a managerial role at Leicester City. But the Foxes ultimately opted to appoint Enzo Maresca.