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After a trophy-laden career as a player in the Barclays Premier League with Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took up his first managerial role in England’s top-flight with newly-promoted Cardiff City on 2 January 2014.
Solskjaer won six Premier League titles and famously scored a last-gasp winner in Man Utd’s dramatic 1999 UEFA Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich in an illustrious playing career. He made 237 league appearances for the Red Devils overall, scoring 91 goals, and was nicknamed the ‘Baby-faced Assassin’ because of his lethal finishing and boyish looks.
After an injury-ravaged final three years as a Man Utd player, Solskjaer moved into coaching and took charge of the club’s reserve team. Following his spell as a coach at Old Trafford, the Norwegian returned to Molde, the club where he started his playing career, as manager in 2010.
In his first full season as manager, Solskjaer led the club to their first Norwegian Premier Division title in 100 years. He also won the crown in 2012, as well as winning the Norwegian Cup during his tenure, and his exploits impressed Cardiff. The Welsh side moved for Solskjaer following the departure of previous manager Malky Mackay.