Ole Gunnar Solksjaer

Where is Ole Gunnar Solksjaer now?

Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solksjaer also known as “The Baby Faced Assassin”, hung up his boots in 2007 after a hugely successful 11-year playing career at Old Trafford.

During his time at the club the Norwegian striker bagged an impressive haul of trophies including six Premier League titles, two FA Cups and the UEFA Champions League.

He also represented Norway on 67 occasions, scoring 23 goals and was a member of the squad which played in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the 2000 UEFA European Championships.

 

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Upon retiring from playing Solksjaer went into coaching and stayed on at Manchester United  where he coached the first team strikers for the remainder of the 2007–08 season.

At the end of the season he took over United’s reserve team where he stayed until December 2010 before leaving to take over the manager’s job at Molde in Norway.

Proving to be a sensation at his former club, Solksjaer led Molde to their first title for 100 years in his first season and then retained it the following season.

With his managerial stock sky-high he left Norway to return to England as manager of Premier League side Cardiff City 

Unfortunately he was only the job for nine months before leaving the club in September 2014 after differences with controversial owner Vincent Tan and returned to his first club Clausenengen FK to assist with the training of their youngsters.

A year later Solksjaer returned to football management when he was appointed head coach for a second spell at Norwegian side Molde.

After a couple of successful seasons with two second-placed league finishes and a good run in the Europa League, Solksjaer left the club in December 2018 to join former side Manchester United as their caretaker manager until the end of the season when Jose Mourinho was sacked.

The Norwegian completely turned around the team’s fortunes on the pitch winning eight straight games in all competitions and bagging the Premier League Manager of the Month award for January – which was the first time a Manchester United manager had won it since Sir Alex Ferguson in October 2012.

On 28th March 2019, after winning 14 of his first 19 games in charge, Solksjaer was appointed manager on a three-year contract.

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Ole Gunnar Solksjaer: Premier League Statistics

NationalityNorwegian
PositionForward
Appearances235
Goals91
Yellow Cards15
Red Cards1
Premier League Teams Played forManchester United

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com