What Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said about his next job amid Bayern Munich links | Football

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly on Bayern Munich’s radar (Picture: Getty)

Former Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been linked with a shock move to Bayern Munich as interim manager, with doubt growing over Thomas Tuchel’s future at the Allianz Arena.

The Bundesliga champions have suffered three straight defeats in all competitions and find themselves eight points adrift of runaway leaders Bayer Leverkusen after 22 games in the German top flight.

Undoubtedly Bayern’s lowest point of the campaign came earlier this month as Xabi Alonso’s rampant Leverkusen – still unbeaten this term – tore Harry Kane and co apart in a comprehensive 3-0 victory at BayArena.

According to Sky Germany’s Florian Plettenberg, Bayern intend to stick with Tuchel until the end of the season but will have no hesitation in pulling the trigger if results further spiral and the German’s position becomes untenable over the coming weeks.

Bayern’s hierarchy remain hopeful that Tuchel could turn the dire situation around, though have been forced to explore alternatives, with sporting director Christoph Freund eyeing Solskjaer as a possible short-term replacement.

Solskjaer has been out of a job since his dismissal at Manchester United back in November 2021, but the Norwegian discussed his desire to return to elite club management last month.

The 50-year-old, who recently turned down an offer to take charge of the Norway women’s team, said he was ‘missing’ the pressure at the top and would be keen to take on another ‘adventure’.

Thomas Tuchel shakes hands with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Tuchel finds himself under intense pressure at Bayern (Picture: Getty)

‘I’ve got at least one club job in me,’ Solskjaer said while on a three-day visit of India.

‘It has to be an interesting one, somewhere, an adventure, somewhere I can be myself.

‘No disrespect but after you’ve managed Manchester United for three years it’s like where do you go? I want to feel that pressure again. When you see the games, you miss it.’

The Norwegian has been out of a job since being sacked by United (Picture: Getty)

Solskjaer, one of United’s treble heroes of 1999, said he needed to take a step away from the game after spending nearly three years in the hot seat at Old Trafford.

‘You always want to manage against the best football people in the world. The Premier League is the best league in the world, the most difficult,’ he added.

‘I had been there for three years. Yes, it was a hard job. It’s an extraordinary job, but you’re the face of the biggest and best club in the world.

‘You have to be ready all the time to be scrutinised. So, I enjoyed it but I needed a break after I stepped away.’

Speaking after the side’s Champions League last-16 first leg defeat to Lazio, Bayern chief Freund insisted Tuchel still had the support of everyone at the club.

‘Of course Tuchel is struggling with the situation, which is very difficult for all of us,’ Freund said.

‘Our goal is to fight our way out of this together. We’re all in the same boat and we are together.’

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