Manchester United reportedly have an agreement with Molde to hire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer permanently next season if they pay an extra £7.2million to the Norwegian club.
The former Red Devils striker is currently on a sort of loan from his club to United, whom he’s agreed to take charge of until the end of this season.
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While big names like Mauricio Pochettino and Antonio Conte have both been linked as long-term successors to Jose Mourinho in the Old Trafford hot seat by the Telegraph and others, it also seems to be the case that the club have a deal in place to appoint Solskjaer if he impresses in his few months at the helm.
This claim comes from Sky Sports, who give details of United’s £1.8m agreement with Molde to take Solskjaer in charge temporarily, stating they have already secured the option to extend that.
It remains to be seen what the 45-year-old can achieve in his short time at the club, but one imagines he’ll be a popular figure after a great playing career in Manchester.
Solskjaer scored 126 goals for United in an 11-year stay in England, including a famous stoppage time winner against Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final to help MUFC secure the treble.
While he remains untested in such a big role, Solskjaer has Premier League experience with Cardiff City and has impressed with Molde with a commitment to attacking football.