Ex Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer turns down Saudi offer

Ex Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaks out in rare interview

Ex Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer speaks out in rare interview

Former Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that he has turned down two offers to coach in the Saudi Arabia Pro League.

The 50-year-old has been out of work since being sacked by Manchester United in November 2021 but is now ready to get back into management.

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer reveals all in interview

In an interview with The Athletic, Solksjaer also admitted he had pushed to sign England internationals Jude Bellingham and Harry Kane during his time in charge at Old Trafford.

The Norwegian stated, “I would have signed Harry Kane every day of the week and my understanding was that he wanted to come.”

On Bellingham, Solskjaer added: “We wanted Jude Bellingham badly — he’s a Man United (style) player, but I respect he chose Dortmund. That was probably sensible.”

Solskajer also oversaw United’s re-signing of all-time great Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus but admitted he now has some regrets about the transfer.

It was a decision that was very difficult to turn down and I felt we had to take it, but it turned out wrong. It felt so right when he signed and the fans felt that at that Newcastle game when Old Trafford was rocking after Ronaldo scored twice in a 4-1 win.”

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