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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'manages first game' since leaving Man Utd last year

Daniel Marland

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'manages first game' since leaving Man Utd last year

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has 'managed his first game' since being sacked by Manchester United in November.

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The former Norway international returned to his homeland last year after nearly three years as United manager and he's kept his next move close to his chest.

According to Norwegian publication VG, Solskjaer was itching to get out on the touchline and decided to do so for Kristiansund's U14s team, who his son Elijah plays for.

It's believed the 49-year-old led the team to victory alongside manager Per Magne Hals.

Solskjaer was United manager between December 2018 and November 2021. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Solskjaer was United manager between December 2018 and November 2021. (Image Credit: Alamy)

Solskjaer hasn't spoken to any English media in 10 months but is keen on a return to management.

According to Tidens Krav, the six-time Premier League winner trains with Kristiansund's youngsters two to three times per week while spending time with his family.

The main aim of the sessions is to create a positive environment for everyone to enjoy football.

He spoke about the importance of family during his farewell interview with United and noted the difficulties COVID-19 brought when it came to visiting.

Solskjaer explained: "I'll spend some time with my family. It's been probably the most difficult part during the pandemic - with Norway being open and here being closed - my family moved back to Norway and the young one, he loves it back there. We've lived apart."

A number of jobs have been offered to Solskjaer in the last year but he's turned them all down. When asked to elaborate on the jobs he's been offered, Solskjaer refused to do so.

Solskjaer with Marcus Rashford in October 2021. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Solskjaer with Marcus Rashford in October 2021. (Image Credit: Alamy)

United have had three managers since parting ways with their former forward.

Michael Carrick went unbeaten in three games as caretaker manager before Ralf Rangnick was hired on an interim basis.

He failed to finish in the top four and United ended up sixth with their worst-ever Premier League points tally.

Knowing they needed a reset, the Red Devils opted to hire Erik ten Hag from Ajax in the summer.

Ten Hag lost his first two games in England but has since won four domestic fixtures in a row.

It's said the 52-year-old is impressing his players with a no-nonsense approach, compared to Solskjaer who is said to have 'misled' a number of stars at Old Trafford.

United return to action in the Europa League on Thursday against FC Sheriff.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Norway

Daniel Marland
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