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Next job chances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Former Manchester United boss could join Gary Neville at Salford while League One Sunderland and former club Molde are also candidates


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the hunt for a new job after his reign as Manchester United boss ended last weekend.

The Norwegian has been under pressure for most of the season and a winning streak in his last seven league games has finally ended his tenure at Old Trafford.

Norway could put Solskjaer in next management position
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A devastating 4-1 loss to Watford left officials with no options, having backed him up after humiliating losses to Liverpool and Man City.

This ended Solskjaer’s time at the club as a manager of just under three years – without a trophy and with United languishing in eighth place in the Premier League.

Speaking after his departure, an emotional Solskjaer said: “You know what this club means to me and what I wanted to accomplish 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, win trophies and I just think it’s fair that it comes from the horse’s mouth.

“This club means everything to me and together we are a good game, but unfortunately I couldn’t get the results we needed and it is time for me to retire.”

Next job chances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Former Manchester United boss could join Gary Neville at Salford while League One Sunderland and former club Molde are also candidates
Solskjaer was unable to earn silverware during his time with the club
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United have yet to name a replacement while Solskjaer’s next move remains just as mysterious.

The Norwegian national team has been touted as the best opportunity for the 48-year-old in matches (1/1).

Stale Solbakken’s side may be looking for a fresh start after missing out on World Cup qualification and may look to international Solskjaer, 67 caps.

A moving return to Molde, where Solskjaer won two titles, is also on the schedule, while defending champions Bodo / Glimt are another contender.

Staying in England is another possibility with former club Cardiff as an option, as is League One Sunderland.

Salford – who is co-owned by ’92 class stars Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt and David Beckham – is also a potential avenue.

Here are the top contenders in their entirety, according to Betfair – odds correct at time of writing on Tuesday, November 23.

  • Norway – 1/1
  • Molde – 5/1
  • Bodo / Glimt – 7/1
  • Cardiff – 1/10
  • Sunderland – 12/1
  • THE 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
Next job chances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Former Manchester United boss could join Gary Neville at Salford while League One Sunderland and former club Molde are also candidates
Haaland played under Solskjaer at Molde, where the latter could eventually return
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Solskjaer’s moving interview after his dismissal from United was called “embarrassing” by talkSPORT’s Jamie O’Hara.

“No one wants to see someone lose their job,” O’Hara said.

“He’s a good guy and you want to see people do well, he was overwhelmed.

“But come on, what is it [the interview], what do they do? I mean, you don’t see Chelsea doing that with Frank Lampard.

“Frank Lampard is a bigger club football legend than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is at Manchester United.

“You don’t see Frank Lampard when he was sacked Chelsea gave him an interview and said he was a club legend, it’s embarrassing.

“Chelsea got rid of Frank Lampard, brought [Thomas] Tuchel, won the Champions League, statement, we are moving forward, thank you Frank, we are moving forward.

“What is it? You just fired him [Solskjaer], he hasn’t been good enough, Manchester United are miles away, he’s paid to do a job to get the best out of the team and he hasn’t.

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