Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted that he was approached over a managerial position, despite claiming that he is “not ready for” it.

Solskjaer, who previously managed Norwegian side Molde and Cardiff City, has been out of management after he was axed by United in November 2021.

The 50-year-old Norwegian arrived at United as caretaker manager in late 2018 after former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was sacked by the Premier League club.

Solskjaer made an immediate impact at the club — winning 14 of his first 19 matches in charge — and his appointment as manager was later made permanent.

However, the former United boss would leave Old Trafford without any silverware as a manager, with Solskjaer’s side falling short in the 2021 Europa League final.

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Solskjaer was in talks over new managerial role

Solskjaer left as United manager in November 2021 after a thumping 4-1 defeat to Watford, with the Red Devils seventh in the league table at the time of his dismissal.

Despite his time at United ending on a low point, the Red Devils hero revealed that the Norway Women’s team were interested in landing his services.

When asked if he had been approached over the vacancy, Solskjaer told Norwegian outlet NRK: “Yes, I have spoken to the association about the job as national coach — of course I have it.

“They have asked. But I’m not ready for that yet.”

Solskjaer’s daughter plays for a women’s team

Solskjaer’s daughter Karna currently plays for Norwegian women’s side AaFK Fortuna, having previously played for Manchester United Women in 2022.

The former United boss and his daughter made history by becoming the first father-daughter duo to represent the club at senior level.

Solskjaer opened up about his talks with the Norwegian Football Federation over the Norway Women’s role at an equal opportunities event in Sunnmore.

The ex-Molde and Cardiff City manager admitted that he still has at “least” one more role left in him in men’s football before entertaining a position for a women’s team.

“I have one more job first, at least on the men’s side. That is for sure,” he said.

“I would rather help [the Norway Women’s team]. I would be happy to help.

“But I don’t rule it out, because I’m a football geek. But not yet.

“Because I’m doing so well with my family and having boys 16 and doing exactly what I want. Being able to come here and watch matches without being nervous is nice.”