Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has Molde’s Blessing to Stay at Man United Long Term


Today saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer make it nine wins and zero losses in ten games as Manchester United caretaker manager, as his side emerged victorious 1-0 at Leicester City today. It wasn’t the greatest performance, or prettiest game to watch, but the result means that United have now won five consecutive away matches across all competitions for the first time since October of 2012 when Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge.

You can not argue with results and if they keep coming like this, then perhaps the 45-year-old Norwegian will get to keep the gig full time. Solskjaer revealed that his current club, Norwegian side Molde, would support him if this situation comes to fruition.

United paid Molde £1.8 million to have Solskjaer on loan until the end of the season, and it would cost the team £7.2 million more to fully buyout his contract.

Businessmen Kjell Inge Rokke and Bjorn Rune Gjelsten, would be all for United stripping the interim label off of Solskjaer at the end of the season.

“When I rang the owner and said United had called and that he always knew that this had been my dream, he said: ‘Go over, enjoy yourself — and please don’t come back,'” Solskjaer told various English media outlets ahead of the Sunday matinee.

“Both owners wished me all the best because they knew this is something I dreamed about. To get the backing from them was fantastic. If I go back to Molde, I will do my best for them — but it depends when I go back.”

The man who scored 91 goals in 235 appearances with United said that he would also be happy to stay on as an advisor regarding roster development if he does not get the permanent managerial job.

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“I am always in the position to tell United who they should look at, and that will continue after the summer if I’m not still here,” he said. “I will always advise the club, especially if they ask me.”

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, regularly appears as a guest pundit on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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