Solskjaer Tastes Norwegian First Division Title Success as Manager with Molde
Former Manchester United forward Ole Gunnar Solskjaer redefines the age-old adage “Once a winner, always a winner” by guiding Molde to their first Norwegian Tippeligaen title in the club’s history. The baby-faced assassin as nicknamed during his playing days at Old Trafford, was a committed Reds loyal for the major part of his playing career; won numerous honors and trophies, and was widely recognized as a super-sub for his knack for coming off the bench to score late crucial goals.
Now managing Molde, and in the wake of helping the Norwegian first division side to their maiden title, Solskjaer could eventually join the elite guild – in fact, a rare breed – of successful managers who also were successful as players.
During his Manchester United playing days, Solskjaer often used to feature in the score sheets for the Reds at key moments. And, since his retirement from top flight football in England, the Reds’ favorite substitute has hardly been heard for reasons related to football. So it seems; he has been matter-of-factly working silently elsewhere following a couple-of-years’ managerial stint at United while as serving in an ambassadorial capacity and now, he surfaces again with another champion side in the Norwegian side Molde.
Plausibly, Solskjaer would be heard of again in the near future, and on a regular basis at that for his exploits on the pitch; not as a player though, but as a manager of a bigger side in Europe because the Norwegian first division title win stands to pave greater opportunities for the current Molde manager.
Talking of the Norwegian Tippeligaen title success, the former Manchester United striker said that the club has waited 100 years for this; they have been close several times so, it was well deserved.