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Norway National Team Most Likely To Be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Next Job

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Norway National Team Most Likely To Be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Next Job

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is far more likely to head back to Norway for his next managerial role than stay in England, according to the bookies.

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Solskjaer left his job at Manchester United on Sunday following a meeting at the club, with the embarrassing 4-1 loss against Watford the final nail in his coffin, after a very poor month of results for the team.

The 48-year-old was considered under qualified for the job when he was appointed as interim to take over from Jose Mourinho, and again when he was given the job full time.

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Previously he'd only worked for Cardiff City, where he got them relegated from the Premier League, and in Norway for Molde, where he won two league titles.

Both those teams are considered possible next jobs for the Norwegian, although Cardiff fans would like recoil at the thought, though taking the Norway national team is the favourite.

According to Betfair, Solskjaer is evens to next be employed by his national football federation, likely to do with the fact that they didn't qualify for the World Cup next winter.

Netherlands celebrate qualification to Qatar 2022 whilst Norway are dejected. Image: PA Images
Netherlands celebrate qualification to Qatar 2022 whilst Norway are dejected. Image: PA Images
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Stale Solbakken's side could have topped their qualifying group by beating Netherlands in the final group game but lost 2-0 and missed out on the playoffs.

Norway haven't been at a World Cup since 1998 but with the likes of Erling Haaland and Martin Odegaard now in the squad they had arguably their best chance in a while and didn't make it.

Solskjaer won two Norwegian league titles during his first stint at Molde FK so it's understandable that they could be a future location for him, at 5/1 odds.

However it seems unlikely he'll get to take over in the immediate future with his replacement, and former first team coach, Erling Moe, currently sitting in 2nd in the league.

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Moe took over on an interim basis when his former boss left for United and, like his newly unemployed ex colleague, impressed enough to get the job permanently.

Things didn't go well for Solskjaer at Cardiff. Image: PA Images
Things didn't go well for Solskjaer at Cardiff. Image: PA Images

Unlike Solskjaer, the current Molde boss went on to win silverware with the new team, winning the league title in his first full season after going undefeated.

Molde's rivals Bodo Glimt are top of the table and also next most likely destination for Solskjaer, who is 7/1 to take over from the current manager.

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Despite having a new manager in charge, Cardiff are next at 10/1 with Sunderland the next best priced team for the old United boss at 12/1.

Norwich, at 14/1, despite only just appointing Dean Smith, and Burnley, 16/1 are the most likely Premier League destinations for the former striker.

Solskjaer managing Molde against Celtic. Image: PA Images
Solskjaer managing Molde against Celtic. Image: PA Images

Solskjaer could call on some old friends to get him a new job and he's 16/1 to team up with David Beckham and take over at Inter Miami, though he'd have to replace fellow former United player Phil Neville in the role.

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If Gary Neville, fresh off not criticising his mate, wants to give him a job at Salford then you could make decent money, with the six time Premier League winning forward 20/1 to go to the League Two side owned by the Class of 92.

Featured Image Credit: Manchester United/PA

Topics: Premier League, Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Norway

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