Former Man United boss could make Old Trafford return should Qatar takeover prove successful

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be back at Manchester United under Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani

Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani, who could be the potential new owner of Manchester United, is willing to welcome Ole Gunnar Solskjaer back to the club, according to the Mirror.

The Norwegian took charge of the Red Devils after the departure of Jose Mourinho in 2018. Subsequently, the 50-year-old impressed in his first few months in charge of the Old Trafford side.

Subsequently, in his first full season in charge, the ex-striker guided us to a third-place finish in the Premier League. We improved on that a year later, progressing and finishing second in the English top flight. However, Villareal beat us in the Europa League final.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be back at Manchester United under Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani.
Sheikh Jassim could bring former Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer back to the club. (Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)

Unfortunately, Ole was unable to keep the impressive form going at United. After a run of poor results in the 2021/22 campaign, the Norwegian parted ways with the club and Ralf Rangnick was appointed on an interim basis.

Since then, the 50-year-old has not managed any other team. But despite his inability to win a title as the Red Devils’ head coach, the ex-striker will always be remembered for scoring the winner for us in the 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich.

Sheikh Jassim is in the running to acquire the Old Trafford side. However, INEOS chief Sir Jim Ratcliffe is also interested in buying the Manchester-based club.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be back at Manchester United under Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a Manchester United legend. (Photo by Ben Radford/Allsport/Getty Images/Hulton Archive)

But if the Qatari is successful in taking control of 100 per cent of United, he plans on bringing club icons back to the Old Trafford side.

As things stand, Erik ten Hag is doing a magnificent job at the helm. The Dutch manager was handed the reins in the Red Devils’ dugout last summer and has since then managed to steady the ship to a certain extent.

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The experience and expertise of former players can evidently be invaluable. However, will Sheikh Jassim end up taking over from the Glazers at United in the coming weeks? Only time will tell.