Ole Gunnar Solksjaer

Where is Ole Gunnar Solksjaer now?

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

During his time at Old Trafford 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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Since retiring from playing Solksjaer has made the move into coaching with his rol working for Alex Ferguson coaching the strikers of Manchester United first team for the remainder of the 2007–08 season.

In the summer of 2008 he took over the reserves team – a role he stayed in until December 2010 when he left to take over the manager’s job at Molde in Norway.

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Solksjaer was a sensation in his first season at Molde winning the club their first title for 100 years.

This led to Aston Villa approaching him for the vacant managerial post after Alex McLeish was sacked but Solksjaer opted to stay put and won the league title for a second year.

In January 2014 Solksjaer made a return to England when he was appointed the new manager of English 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.  

Shortly after leaving Cardiff City, Solksjaer returned to his first club Clausenengen FK to assist with the training of their youngsters.

In October 2015, Solksjaer was back in football management when he was appointed head coach for a second spell at Norwegian side Molde.

After a couple of successful seasons at Molde 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