Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals future managerial plans & discusses potential return to Man Utd

The ex-striker was at Old Trafford on Saturday as Manchester United beat Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has implied he would be willing to one day return to Manchester United ‘in some capacity’.

The Norwegian attended his first United game on Saturday since being sacked as manager in November 2021, as the Red Devils won 2-0 against Wolverhampton Wanderers. The popular former striker received a great reception from fans at Old Trafford and his name was chanted by the Stretford End on several occasions during the game.

Solskjaer was in Manchester as he hosted a Q&A session in the city centre on Friday night and spoke about a range of topics including the club’s ownership situation. As part of the event, the 50-year-old was asked about his future plans and if he intends to return to management.

“I’ve got another job in me, if it’s the right chance and exciting enough,” Solskjaer revealed, as per The Athletic. “There are so many clubs, but I’m not going to work just for the sake of working. It has to be something special, a new culture, or a club that really excites me. Or maybe they will want me back at the club (United) in some capacity, who knows?”

Solskjaer also wants to see another ex-United man return to the club one day, and he said Michael Carrick could be the man to replace Erik ten Hag as the Red Devils’ next manager. The former midfielder has led Middlesbrough to the Championship play-offs in his first year in coaching, and could face United as an opposition manager next season.

“Michael is class, from top to bottom,” opined Solskjaer. “Integrity, loyalty, respect, knowledge; he’s got absolutely everything.

“I hope we do well with Erik, really hope so, and when he goes that Michael has had enough years for the club to say, ‘come back, Michael, because we need you’.”