Over the past three days, speculation that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was on his way out of Old Trafford had risen as the Manchester United legend became linked with a move back to his first professional club in his homeland Norway, Molde.
Molde have apparently offered Solskjaer the managers job after the position was made available, something that wasn’t confirmed or denied by Old Trafford for two days.
According to The Guardian, Solskjaer was in advanced talks with the Norwegian club despite turning down the job twice over the summer to remain as Manchester United’s Reserve Team Manager.
Molde’s chairman made it clear that ‘the baby faced assassin,’ was their number one target to take the helm.
However, today it has come to light that Solskjaer will be ending his 14 year relationship at the club.
The 37 year old has been unveiled as the new manager of Molde, replacing Uwe Rosler after they finished 11 in the Norwegian top flight.
Apparently, the reason for Solskjaer moving back ‘home’ is the fact that his three young children are growing up and Solskjaer wants to bring them up in Norway.
As a huge fan of player and club, it is sad day due to the fact that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was a true United legend. The word legend gets thrown around a lot these days, but that man truly defines its meaning.
Whereas I am sad to see him go, I wish him all the best at Molde. Hopefully, one day we could see him sitting in the United dug-out as the manager.