US election night 2016
President-elect Donald Trump and Kellyanne Conway acknowledge the crowd during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown Mark Wilson/Getty Images

President-elect Donald Trump's campaign manager said she has been offered a job at the White House as part of his staff.

Kellyanne Conway, who joined Trump's team in August, has reportedly been offered a job in Washington DC following the Republican's surprise presidential win on 8 November.

But she announced her job offer by denying claims that sources had said she would rather not take a job on Trump's staff and instead wanted to focus on her polling business.

Conway tweeted in response to the claims: "False. Could it be those 'sources' want the WH job I've been offered?"

It is clear Conway was not expecting the post, as she admitted to the surreal feeling when Trump won the Electoral College vote.

She wrote: "Look, there's just no way to sugarcoat it: Everyone – & I mean everyone – in political press & punditry expected Clinton to win.

"A failure on our part 2 properly understand what electorate was telling us...not evidence of some sort of inherent liberal bias.(sic)"

There has been no word on what role Conway has been offered as yet.

However, it is no surprise that Trump has offered his campaign manager a job – something that is expected to be repeated when he picks his cabinet, with it thought that he will surround himself with those people who stayed loyal to him during what was, at times, a difficult campaign.

Names currently rumoured to be under consideration for top cabinet roles include Newt Gingrich, Chris Christie, Dr Ben Carson, Rudy Giuliani and Sarah Palin.