Manchester United Interim Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Makes Surprise Revelation About Molde Contract
When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer first penned an interim contract with Manchester United back in December it was believed that Molde, with whom he was then managing, had agreed to loan out their Norwegian boss through to the end of the English football season.
Nobody, not even Solskjaer himself, could have envisioned the stunning impact he would go on to have at Man Utd, where he’s won 13 and lost only one of his 16 games at the helm to date, and is unbeaten in 15 domestic league and cup matches to date.
Solskjaer, who is widely expected to become Man Utd's new permanent manager, has now made a surprising revelation about his current situation, telling Norwegian outlet that he’s no longer contracted to Molde.
"I think the [Molde] contract has expired and that now I only have contract with Manchester United,” he told the Fotbalklubben podcast, via Sky Sports.
“There may have to be another contract for that [return to Molde].
"Let's see what it says here. No, I am..."manager of Molde" - It's not what I am doing at the moment, but the plan is to go back there."
BBC Sport reports that Molde have taken down a statement on their official website which said that Solskjaer had signed a three-year contract prior to his switch to Man Utd as Jose Mourinho’s replacement.
BBC Sport's Simon Stone states that it would cost Man Utd just £1.5m to pay up Solskjaer’s reported three-year contract. In staggering contrast, they would have to shell out something in the region of £42million for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, as reported in The Telegraph back in December.
Meanwhile, Solskjaer is back on the touchline tonight when his Man Utd side bid to overturn a two goal deficit away to French giants PSG.