END OF A ERA

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed as manager of Norwegian side Molde

Babyfaced Assassin finally takes step up

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has ended his 14-year association with Manchester United to take over the reigns at Norwegian top flight side Molde.

The 37-year-old has quit his duties as Utd’s reserve team manager and will start his new job in January in preparation for Norway’s next football season, which begins in March.

Sir Alex Ferguson said of the move:

Ole has had a good period with our reserve team, which has given him a foundation to start somewhere else.

He feels it is time he went back to Norway, which also helps his family situation. He has been a fantastic servant to us and I am sure he will do well.

He has worked with some really good young players in our reserve team and has contributed to their development. Once he gets experience of managing a club in its own right who knows where it will take him?

Molde is a very progressive club in Norwegian football, so this is a good start for him.

Interestingly, resident cranky old man Gary Neville is rumoured to be one of the contenders to take over Solskjaer’s vacated spot at Old Trafford.


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