Fourteen and a half years after arriving at Manchester United as a virtual unknown from Molde, Solskjaer is going home to start a management career, and few would be surprised if it proved to be a success.
As ever, Solskjaer consulted Sir Alex Ferguson on the matter, only agreeing to take up the offer because the Scot advised him to.
The bond between the pair is great, which is why Solskjaer has no worries about starting his dream of following in the Scot's illustrious footsteps.
"I am not ashamed of saying that if I enjoy management and that invitation came in 15 years time I would say yes," he said.
"Everyone who has played for Manchester United dreams about it. Me, Ryan Giggs, Bryan Robson, Mark Hughes.
"More than anything, the last few years have shown me you need experience and you need to be the best to be the manager of Manchester United.