Solskjaer delays contract talks to assess his future ahead of potential move to England

by Sam Peoples

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has postponed talks with Molde over a contract extension to consider options for his future.

The 40-year-old has been in charge of Molde since 2011. Since taking over, he steered them to their first ever Norwegian league title in that year, followed it up with the title in 2012 and won the Norwegian Cup in 2013 as his management credentials grow year on year.

He has shown fantastic ability as a manager in his short career so far and has been widely tipped as a potential future top manager.

Although he has had a lot of success with Molde, this week his chairman confirmed that talks for a contract extension have been delayed to give Solskjaer time to think about his next move.

“Solskjær has expressed the need to consider his future,” Molde’s chairman said.

“We have agreed he will get until at least Christmas.”

Solskjaer was head of United’s Reserves for three years between 2008-2011 and won four pieces of silverware in that time so he is no stranger to winning as a manager.

He has no qualms in admitting that his dream job is United and it would be great to have him in the management team in the future, although now isn’t the right time despite Moyes’ struggles.

The vacant job at Sheffield Wednesday could be an appealing move for and if he can make a success of it in the Championship, he would increase his ever-growing stature which would put him in good stead to get a position at Old Trafford a few years down the line

Hypothetically, United’s back room staff could soon include Giggs, Butt, Neville, Scholes and Solskjaer – that would be brilliant.

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