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Former Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a surprise new role at Euro 2024

Former Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a surprise new role at Euro 2024

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been linked with a number of managerial vacancies but is currently enjoying a different role.

Former Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a new role and it involves watching games at Euro 2024.

Solskjaer has been out of work for nearly three years now, having been sacked by United in November 2021 following a 4-1 defeat to Watford at Vicarage Road.

He has been linked with a whole host of different vacancies, including Besiktas, Leicester City and sides in Saudi Arabia.

The Norwegian has yet to find a job opening that suits him but he is very much still involved in football.

In fact, according to the Daily Mail, Solskjaer is working for UEFA as a technical observer throughout Euro 2024.

As part of his duties, Solskjaer will provide evaluations on games and contribute towards a report that will be published upon the conclusion of the tournament.

The piece will focus on changes in football and coaching, looking at new trends and patterns.

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

Solskjaer was in attendance for the opening game of the tournament as Germany thrashed Scotland 5-1 at the Allianz Arena in Munich.

The 51-year-old has also spent his time coaching youngsters back in his native Norway and took the UEFA gig in September.

He also attended Champions League fixtures and dissected the tactics deployed by teams.

"You see a different side to football, the grassroots – except it’s all plastic pitches here," he told The Athletic in an in-depth interview.

You see the brightness in their eyes, they listen to you, they want to learn.

“But you start to miss it (professional football) when you see the games, either in person or on television. Since I left United, I’ve travelled around as a fan with my kids, going to places like Napoli, Milan and Dortmund to experience games. We loved it.

“My role with UEFA means watching Champions League matches in person. I can watch teams from a different perspective than being a manager: analyse them, solve problems, see how both teams will try to hurt each other."

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Topics: Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer