Former Manchester United Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Hold Talks With Newly Promoted Leicester City Over Vacant Managerial Job


    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is understood to be in talks with Leicester City ahead of a possible return to management.

    Solskjaer hasn’t tutored a team since he was dismissed by Manchester United in November 2021, having in the past managed teams like Cardiff City and Molde.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been linked with several potential moves, including being tipped to take over as Republic of Ireland boss earlier in 2024.

    However, the Norwegian has been said to be very selective about his next move, as he is keen on getting a job that he is in sync with.

    Moreover, reports also emanated in June 2024, linking Solskjaer with a managerial position at Turkish giants Besiktas.

    The former Manchester United man is understood to have held talks with the Turkish club in January 2024.

    Anyway, the appointment of ex-Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst by Besiktas meant that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will continue to wait for a new job in management.

    That could be over in no distant time, as news filtering in has indicated that the 51-year-old could soon be appointed as boss of newly-promoted Leicester City.

    The Foxes are in search of a successor to Enzo Maresca, who was snatched by Chelsea on June 3, 2024, with the Italian penning a five-year deal with the Blues.

    Leicester City currently have an undefined future following Maresca’s departure after leading the club to win the English Championship, which earned them a ticket for the top flight.

    The East Midlands side are also dealing with off-field issues having been charged with an alleged breach of Premier League profit and sustainability rules.

    Solskjaer could be handed the mantle of leadership to guide the Foxes to impressive heights following their return to the top division.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Keen On Managing Leicester City

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer steadied the ship at Manchester United when he replaced Jose Mourinho in 2018 and the Norwegian is believed to be interested in the idea of managing Leicester City.

    The Foxes are understood to be in the process of drawing up a shortlist of likely replacements for Enzo Maresca.

    Solskjaer led Manchester United to back-to-back top-four finishes, before was ousted in 2021 following a 4-1 loss to Watford.

    In the 2020/21 campaign, Manchester United finished second in the Premier League under the tutelage of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

    They also managed to reach the UEFA Europa League final, before ultimately losing on penalties to Villarreal.

    Moreover, Solskjaer is presently engaged in a new role as a technical observer of UEFA, and that sees attending Champions League matches and subsequently providing reports throughout the campaign.

    Meanwhile, it will be interesting to see who Leicester City appoints, with the team aiming to have a stellar season following their return to the top flight.

    They shocked the world in 2016 when they won the English Premier League title, and it will be interesting to see if they can near those heights in the coming years.


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