According to reports, Premier League giants Manchester United allegedly have an agreement with Norwegian side Molde to hire former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer permanently next term if they pay an additional £7.2million to the club.
The former United forward is presently on a sort of loan spell from his club to Manchester United, whom he’s agreed to manager until the end of this campaign.
While top managers like Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino and former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte have both been connected as long-term replacement to Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho in the Old Trafford role by the Telegraph and other names, it also looks to be the case that United hierarchy have a deal in place to name Ole if he impresses the board in his few months in charge.
This report comes from top broadcasters Sky Sports
, who give details of Manchester United’s £1.8million agreement with the Norwegian club to take Ole in charge temporarily, claiming they have already sealed the option to elongate that.
It remains to be discovered what the 45-year-old tactician can achieve in his short spell at the Premier League club, but one imagines the club legend will be a popular figure among fans following a great playing career at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer netted 126 goals for the 20-time English champions in an 11-year stay at the club, including a popular stoppage time winning goal against German side Bayern Munich in the 1999 UEFA Champions League final clash to help his Manchester side win the treble.
While the tactician remains untested in such a huge role, he has English Premier League managerial experience with Welsh side Cardiff City and has greatly impressed with Norwegian club Molde with a commitment to an attractive attacking football.