Ole Gunnar Solskjaer offered international job two years after Man Utd sacking

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed he has been offered the chance to return to the dugout for the first time since he was sacked by Manchester United.

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The United icon has been out of work since getting axed by the Red Devils nearly two years ago.

He has been barely linked with any managerial jobs since then, though he did emerge as a surprise contender to take the reins at Leicester over the summer, but in the end former Manchester City assistant Enzo Maresca got the job.

But in recent times, it has been rumoured that the former striker has been offered the job of managing the Norway women’s national football team.

The position has been vacant since the country suffered an early exit at the Women’s World Cup over the summer, with the team having endured tough times recently, including a humiliating 8-0 defeat to England at Euro 2022.

However, Solskjaer will not be the person to revive their fortunes, as the 50-year-old claims he has already turned down the oppurtunity.

Speaking to Norwegian outlet NRK, he said: ‘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.’

Solskjaer won 67 caps for Norway during his playing career, scoring 23 goals.

The ‘Baby-faced assassin’ will forever be a United hero, having scored 126 goals in 366 appearances, including the winning strike in the 1999 Champions League final, which sealed the club’s historic treble win.

He returned to the side as an interim manager in 2018 following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho and after a great run of results was handed the job on a full-time basis.

Though the club had some great moments under his tenure, including reaching the Europa League final and finishing second in the Premier League in 2021, his reign was ultimately a failure and he was sacked in November 2021 after a run of just one win in seven games.

Prior to United, the Norwegian had spells in charge of Molde and Cardiff.

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