Norwegian club Molde have confirmed that they are expecting the return of their manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the end of the current English season, insisting that they do not have any Plan B or Plan C.
Solskjaer was loaned to Manchester United after Jose Mourinho was fired following poor results in the league and cup games. He was appointed as the caretaker manager until the end of the season, but now rumours abound that he could hired permanently.
However, Molde have refuted the suggestion that they could lose their manager for good and instead insisted that the deal was until May 12 and that is the only plan they have for the club.
“The deal is until May 12. That is our Plan A and our Plan B,” Molde managing director Oystein Neerland was reported as saying by the Daily Mail.
“We have no Plan C. We have only spoken with United about this period, January to May. Nothing else. I’m staying with this plan.”
United have enjoyed a great start under their former player’s management, winning his first five games in charge and equaling the record of Sir Matt Busby. Solskjaer’s first real test will be the Sunday game against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is the frontrunner for the United job, but it remains a tough task for the club hierarchy to prise the Argentine away from their London rivals. It remains to be seen if Solskjaer’s time at United is temporary or if Molde will have to look for a new manager.