Ole Gunnar Solskjaer misses out on managerial return as wait goes on for Man United legend

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains out of work after leaving Man United in 2021 -Credit:2023 Getty Images

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has missed out on the opportunity to return to football management after Canada appointed former Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch as their new national team head coach.

It was reported last month that Solskjaer was contacted by Canada about becoming their new boss, though Marsch is the individual who has been selected to take on this new challenge ahead of this summer's Copa America.

Jose Mourinho is believed to have rejected the chance to interview for the role, the same also applying with Frank Lampard as the pair await new opportunities.

For Solskjaer, he has been out of the managerial game since being sacked as United boss in November 2021 after suffering a 4-1 defeat at Watford. Since then, the 51-year-old has been working in youth football back in Norway and has also become a match analyst for UEFA.

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Back in February, the six-time Premier League winner hinted he was interested in returning to club management but would not be rushed into a new role. He explained during an event in New Dehli, as quoted by the Daily Mirror: "I’ve got at least one club job in me. It has to be an interesting one, somewhere, an adventure, somewhere I can be myself.

"No disrespect but after you’ve managed Manchester United for three years it’s like where do you go? I want to feel that pressure again. When you see the games, you miss it.

"You always want to manage against the best football people in the world. The Premier League is the best league in the world, the most difficult. I had been there for three years. Yes, it was a hard job. It’s an extraordinary job, but you’re the face of the biggest and best club in the world. You have to be ready all the time to be scrutinised. So, I enjoyed it but I needed a break after I stepped away."