OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER
OLE
GUNNAR SOLSKJÆR

Ole Gunnar Solskjær is currently Manager of Molde FK in the Norwegian Tippeligaen

One of the most recognised and admired players of the modern British era, Kristiansund-born Ole Gunnar Solskjær began his playing career with Norwegian 3rd Division side Clausenengen.

In 1995, Ole made the move to Tippeligaen (Norwegian Premier League) side Molde FK, where he would go on to score 20 goals in his debut season with the Club. The impact he made attracted the attention of Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United, with Ole making the move to the English Premier League ahead of the 1996/97 campaign.

The subsequent 11 years would see Ole establish himself as a Manchester United legend. Not only would he become one of the finest strikers to where the famous Manchester United shirt, but it was he who scored the winning goal for the Red Devils in the famous 1999 European Champions League final against Bayern Munich at the Nou Camp. He would make almost 70 appearances for Norway during this time, scoring 23 goals for his country.

Ole moved into coaching following his retirement from the playing side of the game in 2007. He began as Manchester United Reserve Team Manager, spending three years in this position before returning to his homeland and former club Molde as First Team Manager. Ole and his staff guided Molde to back-to-back Tippeligaen titles in 2011 and 2012, once again alerting the high profile clubs of Europe that showed similar interest in his talents during his playing days at the club. Ole became Manager of Cardiff City on January 2nd 2014, succeeding Malky Mackay in the role. He remained with the club until September 2014.

Honours (3)
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    • Molde FK:
      • Norwegian Football Cup, (2013-11-24)
  • league-titles
    • Molde FK:
      • Norwegian Premier League, (2012-11-18)
      • Norwegian Premier League, (2011-11-27)
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