Solskjaer is being linked with the managerial vacancy at Goodison Park.
Ex-Manchester United star Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been named a the shock replacement for David Moyes as Everton manager, reports the Times.
Solskjaer is currently in charge at Norwegian side Molde and led the club to their first ever league title in his first season in charge in 2012.
The 40-year-old had spells as United’s strikers and reserve team coach after hanging up his boots in 2007 and has been building his reputation with a good stint at Molde.
Yet whilst former Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has been the favourite to take over at Goodison Park for some time, that appointment now looks in doubt with Solskjaer making a late charge as successor to Moyes.
However, with Solskjaer knowing what it takes to succeed in the Premier League after winning six titles during his 11 years at Old Trafford, it seems he is now the frontrunner to take over.
The Norwegian will also have recently retired Sir Alex Ferguson as a close advisor as the former striker and the Scot have a close relationship following over a decade working together.
Yet despite being vastly experienced as a player – Solskjaer also won two FA Cups and scored the winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final whilst at the Red Devils – less than two years at Molde makes him a fairly inexperienced manager.