Solskjaer Back In The Game


By Andy Hyslop

  • Solskjaer takes charge of Norwegian side Molde for a second time
  • Solskjaer has agreed a three-and-a-half year contract with Molde

Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made a return to management today. Agreeing a three-and-a-half year contract to take charge of Norwegian side Molde.

Molde will be hoping that Solskjaer can rejuvenate their faltering league campaign. The reigning Norwegian champions currently sit in 7th place in the Norwegian top division. They are fairing slightly better in the Europa League though.

They currently sit top of their group, having beaten Fenerbahce and drawn with Ajax. Solskjaer first game of his second spell in charge of Molde will come in the Europa League against Celtic tomorrow.

Solskjaer had a season playing for Molde before his move to Manchester in the summer of 1996. Scoring 33 goals in 42 appearances for them. That fine form in from goal was what convince United to take him to Manchester.

Solskjaer has been out of work since being sacked by Championship side Cardiff City just over a year ago. in his first as manager of Molde, Solskjaer led them to two league titles and one Norwegian cup. It was that impressive record that convince Cardiff he was the man to replace Malky Mackay.

Sadly though for Solskjaer it didn’t work out in South Wales. He was only in charge of Cardiff for nine months. Unable to save them from relegation and then a poor start in the Championship the following season, saw Solskjaer lose his job.

Molde and their fans will be hoping the return of Solskjaer will mean a return to winning trophies for the Norwegian side.

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