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Solskjaer pours cold water on speculation linking him to the Ireland job

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SPECULATION mounted today that former Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in line for the Ireland manager’s job.

The ex-United boss saw his odds slashed down to 3/10 today as Betfair name him the hunt’s leading candidate.

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Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has poured cold water on the speculation
Solskjaer has been out of the job since his time at Man United came to an end in November 2021

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Solskjaer has been out of the job since his time at Man United came to an end in November 2021

At different stages since Kenny’s departure in November, there have been various odds-on favourites, most recently Anthony Barry earlier in the week.

Solskjaer has been out of the job since his time at Man United came to an end in November 2021.

The Norwegian was never seen as a frontrunner for the Ireland role until today.

But it has quickly been quashed after United We Stand editor Andy Mitten said that he spoke with the Utd legend.

Mitten took to social media as he poured cold water over any talk of the former Norway striker taking the role.

The journalist posted: “Keep getting asked about the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for Republic of Ireland job story.

“Spoke to him. He has no idea where it came from.

“He has complete respect for the country and did speak briefly about the job in Jan, but decided it wouldn’t be right for him.

“Have a good weekend.”

FAI director of football Marc Canham revealed in February that a new appointment would be named in early April once contractual obligations were fulfilled.

There have been a huge amount of names linked with the job such as Lee Carsley, Roy Keane and Anthony Barry but nothing has materialised in recent months.

The FAI have not commented on the managerial search in the past fortnight when, following the board’s March meeting, they reaffirmed there would be an announcement this month.

Canham had said it would be ‘early April’, but FAI sources indicate no board meeting has been called — which must happen before a new appointment.

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