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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to return to Premier League? United Ex-boss among favourites to replace underachieving manager

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to return to Premier League? United Ex-boss among favourites to replace underachieving manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is among the frontrunners to succeed Brendan Rodgers as manager of Leicester City.

The Northern Irishman has experienced a difficult start to the season with the Foxes, who have earned just one point from seven games.

It is therefore not surprising that Rodgers’ future is questionable, given that Scott Parker and Thomas Tuchel have already lost their positions in the first few weeks of the new season.

In addition, there is no shortage of people being considered for a position at the King Power, should one become available.

Who’s favourite?

According to Oddschecker, Sean Dyche is the 5/2 favourite to become the next Leicester manager.

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is 9/2 and Rafael Benitez is 6/1.

Next is Marcelo Bielsa at 17/2, followed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at 12/1.

Dean Smith, Nathan Jones, Kasper Hjulmand, Roy Hodgson, and Ruben Amorim are all named.

Solskjaer, whose qualifications were extensively questioned during his tenure at Old Trafford, is now viewed in a new light, over a year after being fired from United.

Bruno Fernandes and Brandon Williams have praised Solskjaer in recent interviews, and his management tenure at United is beginning to look more impressive in light of Ralf Rangnick and, to a lesser extent, Erik ten Hag’s troubles since Solskjaer was fired.

He was also linked to Brighton & Hove Albion before Roberto De Zerbi was hired on the south coast, and Fabrizio Romano predicted Solskjaer’s return to the English Premier League.

“The situation is really quiet around Ole as of now,” the transfer guru wrote in his CaughtOffside column.

“I’m sure he would be a good call for many Premier League clubs, but he needs a clear and long-term project.”

The 49-year-old manager was fired on 21 November 2021, following a 4-1 defeat to Watford at Vicarage Road.

The loss, coupled with bad performances against Leicester, Liverpool, and Manchester City, compelled the club’s hierarchy to take action.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to return to Premier League? United Ex-boss among favourites to replace underachieving manager

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