OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER is on the lookout for a new job having been relieved of his duties at Manchester United.
And a return to management could arrive sooner than expected with the 48-year-old an even-money favourite to take the reins of the Norwegian national side.
Norway are likely to be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s next role in management, Betfair claim[/caption]
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Solskjaer was relieved of his duties shortly after Saturday’s 4-1 defeat to Watford at Vicarage Road.
The Norwegian left following a disastrous run of one victory in seven Premier League matches and with the club in seventh – 12 points behind leaders Chelsea.
He did, however, win 91 of his 168 matches in charge of Manchester United, across five different competitions.
Solskjaer also went 29 away Premier League games unbeaten – the longest run of any side in English top-flight history.
Speaking after his departure, an emotional Solskjaer said: “You know what this club means to me and what I wanted to achieve here. For the club, for the fans, for the players, for the staff.
“I wanted us to take the next step to challenge for the league, to win trophies and I only think it’s right that it comes from the horse’s mouth.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer next club
- Norway – 1/1
- Molde – 5/1
- Bodo/Glimt – 7/1
- Cardiff – 10/1
- Sunderland – 12/1
- LA Galaxy – 14/1
- Norwich – 14/1
- Burnley – 16/1
- Salford – 20/1
- Derby – 20/1
- Valencia – 25/1
- Rangers – 25/1
- Monaco – 33/1
- Newcastle – 66/1
“This club means everything to me and together we’re a good match, but unfortunately I couldn’t get the results we needed and it’s time for me to step aside.”
United are searching for a new appointment with Mauricio Pochettino, Brendan Rodgers and Zinedine Zidane all in contention.
But where will Solskjaer head next?
Bookmakers Betfair believe Norway is his most likely project at Evens (1/1).
Norway, who are managed by former Wolves boss Stale Solbakken, missed out on World Cup qualification and could opt to freshen things up.
A sensational return to Molde, where Solskjaer won two titles, is available at 5/1 with reigning champions Bodo/Glimt further behind at 7s.
Championship Cardiff and League One Sunderland are next in the betting at 10/1 and 12/1 respectively, while a move Stateside with LA Galaxy is priced at 14/1.
Salford – who are co-owned by Class of ’92 stars Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt and David Beckham – are available at 20/1.
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