Former Manchester United boss Solskjaer declines a new job opportunity

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the former manager of Manchester United, has disassociated himself from any connection to the Ireland position.

The favorite in the betting to succeed Stephen Kenny was now Solskjaer.

After Ireland missed out on qualifying for Euro 2024, the Football Association of Ireland announced in November of last year that Kenny’s contract would not be renewed.

Since then, the post has been associated with a number of names.

Although Lee Carsley, the head coach of England U-21, was widely seen as the clear favorite to replace Kenny, the FAI was unable to remove him from the FA.

On Friday, it seemed that Solskjaer had emerged as the front-runner after being trimmed to odds-on in certain areas.

Despite having discussions with the FAI about the position in January, according to The Athletic, Solskjaer ultimately determined that accepting the role was not the best course of action for him.

John O’Shea, Solskjaer’s former United teammate, was named Ireland’s temporary manager for their friendlies against Belgium and Switzerland last month.

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