Friday saw Swedish Football channel The Swedish Football Association has been in contact with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer regarding the vacant position as coach of the national team.
It caused a sensation in the Norwegian and Swedish media.
Solskjaer still has the advantage of taking a managerial job after leaving Manchester United at the end of 2021.
– It was a meeting about the function of the Swedish national team
Sweden's leaders respond to this
On Saturday, the Swedish Football Association, with Secretary-General Andrea Möllerberg and Director of Football Kim Kallstrom, held a session in which the leaders answered questions from the audience in the hall.
Several hundred people are said to have been in attendance, and naturally there were questions about the search for Jan Anderson's replacement.
-We understand that everyone wants an answer to this question, and we also want to be able to provide it as soon as possible. “But we consider it such a big question that we spend a lot of time finding the right one,” Kallstrom answered about the coach search process.
He writes that rumors about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have also become a topic along the way Football channel Saturday.
It is unclear whether the Norwegian is still relevant or interested in the job. Solskjaer is not Swedish and has no experience working in Sweden. However, the federation could consider a foreign coach.
– This possibility certainly exists. Football has become so global these days. It is constantly being developed.
– If you look at our Nordic neighbors, they all have managers of foreign national teams. It's definitely a possibility. It's not certain that will be the case, but it's certainly a possibility, he says.
He was then asked what Solskjaer said when he met SvFF. Kallstrom then started laughing before saying:
– What should I answer to that?
The question session itself was chaired by Olof Lund, the man who witnessed Solskjaer's Swedish call on Friday.
He claims he refused
On Saturday, newspaper Dagbladet claimed that Solskjaer had rejected the job as the new coach of the Swedish national team.
He must have done this some time ago, before Christmas actually.
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The newspaper also wrote that he had rejected offers from both Besiktas and Sevilla recently.
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