West Brom set sights on Ole Gunnar Solskjaerby Jack Kitson / 19 December 2013, 10:25Tweet
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has long been linked with a switch to the Premier League dugout but for whatever reason has always opted to remain in charge of Norwegian side Molde. West Brom recently became the latest club that are keen on luring the former Man Utd star back to these shores as the manager Midlands club ramp up the search for Steve Clarke's successor.
Solskjaer has continued to thrive at Molde, having won two league titles and a domestic cup since taking charge in 2011. However, with his contract up next year this could prove to be the time he is finally persuaded into return to England’s top-flight. On Thursday morning the 40-year-old emerged as the new favourite in the Next West Brom Manager Market, with his odds rapidly cut from 9/1 to just 11/8 with Sky Bet.
Former frontrunner Gianfranco Zola remains in the mix for the vacancy at 4/1, although it is not known whether he is keen for an instant return to management following his resignation from Watford. The club’s poor form at the end of his time at Vicarage Road is also likely to put the Baggies off. Malky Mackay’s future at Cardiff is still up in the air making him a potential option, while Ralf Rangnick and Paul Clement remain in the frame.