Former Manchester United boss linked with the Bayern Munich job

EX-Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has emerged as shock candidate to become interim manager should Bayern Munich decide to sack Thomas Tuchel.

The former Chelsea manager has come under increased pressure following Bayern’s 3-2 loss to VfL Bochum on Sunday, making that their third defeat on the bounce in all competitions.

This poor run of form has left them eight points off Xabi Alonso’s Bayer Leverkusen at the top of Bundesliga, meaning the Bavarian giants could face a trophyless season for the first time in 12 years.

Alonso remains linked with taking over from Tuchel in the summer, despite being rumoured with a move to Liverpool and this being his first full season in charge of Leverkusen.

Former manager Hansi Flick has also been tipped to take over until the end of the season, but the shock candidate for the role is Solskjaer, with the Norwegian knowing sporting director Christoph Freund ‘very well’ according to Sky Sports.

The 50-year-old has been without a job since 2021 after being sacked by Man Utd, guiding them to second in the Premier League and a Europa League final in his tenure.

Other candidates include former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, but Bayern’s hierarchy insist that they are sticking with Tuchel and the German has no plan to resign.