Ole Gunnar Solskjær is mentioned as a possible man to call on for Man Utd if Erik ten Hag is set to leave. OGS years in charge at Man Utd, were the one, being the longest serving after Sir Alex, if Erik ten Hag walks.
OGS is still much liked at the club and no one really have any difficulties with him and a new round in “the stol” would surely be something fans would have little or no problem to accept.
England does not really have the tradition of taking people back into a manager post, if you have not done well, but looking at results achieved with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, he came close to winning major things, with Erik ten Hag, Jose Mourinho and Louis Van Gal lifting trophies in their time at Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also had his problems, but in some way managed to get the belief back in special games, and in some way letting the pressure pass as his presence as a player always will be remembered with the best memories.
He has turned down a number of jobs, but in September he decided to take on a new position as techinical observer for UEFA. But if an offer to return to Man Utd comes to the table, he will probably jump at it and start again.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would have been a grand hero in every other job, than at Man Utd, as his results were not to be faulted, guiding “his club” to a 3rd and 2nd place in the two full seasons he was in charge. So to say he failed, would be daft, and if they decide to bring him in again, he well be better prepared than when he arrived the last time.
The learning curve, in his first stint as manager, must have been steep, probably talking too much about Sir Alex and the way he wanted to work. This time, if coming in, he needs to take it from his first round as manager and put the mark on it with a higher self belief.
There are of course still a lot of talent at the club and with players injury free and a good guidence it could be a possible way forward, but the fact that Erik ten Hag is struggling is also something to look at as he also knows his football abc very well.
Mike Phelan is still under contract at Man Utd, but not involved in the staff at present, if OGS return, then he might be back in, but there could also be another man in the picture as Steve McClaren of course would possibly like to remain at the club. Paul McKenna and Michael Carrick both served under OGS and are now managers of Ipswich Town (PM) and Middlesbrough (MC).
Pep Guardiola believed OGS were the one he feared the most of the Man Utd managers he has come up against, saying that Solskjaer was the one creating most difficulties for him finishing the 2020/21 season 12 point behind, but at the time finishing 5 points in front of Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool, as the two masters of management were challenged by the Norwegian.