Ole Gunnar Solskjær

Manager Profile

Ole Gunnar

Personal Details

Country of Birth
Norway Norway
Date of Birth
Premier League Seasons
Premier League Debut Match
West Ham United (h),
11 January 2014, Lost 0 - 2

Manager Bio

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was Manchester United manager from March 2019 until November 2021.

Solskjaer enjoyed a successful playing career before going into management.

Signed by Man Utd from Norwegian club Molde in 1996, Solskjaer spent 11 seasons at Old Trafford, scoring 91 goals in 235 Premier League appearances and helping his side win six PL titles.

The Norway international memorably scored the added-time winner for United against Bayern Munich in the 1999 UEFA Champions League final.

He also remains the only substitute to score four goals in a Premier League match, achieving the feat in a 19-minute appearance against Nottingham Forest in 1999. 

Having hung up his boots in 2007, Solskjaer continued to work for Sir Alex Ferguson, coaching the first-team strikers before taking charge of the reserve team.

In November 2010 he became manager of Molde and, in his debut season, guided his former club to their first league title in their 100-year history.

Molde retained their title, before going on to win the Norwegian Cup in the following campaign.

Solskjaer landed his first managerial role in the Premier League in January 2014 when he was announced as manager of Cardiff City, who were lying one point above the relegation zone.

The Bluebirds were relegated after finishing 20th in the Premier League.

After eight months at the Welsh club Solskjaer returned to Molde, who finished runners-up in the Norwegian top flight in successive seasons.

In December 2018, he was confirmed as caretaker manager of Man Utd for the remainder of the season.

Following 10 wins out of 13 in the Premier League and a comeback victory against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League the Norwegian was rewarded with a three-year deal.

In his first full season in charge Solskjaer guided Man Utd to a third-placed finish, securing UEFA Champions League qualification for the 2020/21 campaign. 

However the 2020/21 campaign saw United finish second in the Premier League - 12 points behind champions Manchester City - while the Red Devils also lost the Europa League final to Villarreal on penalties.

A run of one win in seven top-flight matches led to Solskjaer's departure from Old Trafford in November 2021 with the Red Devils seventh in the table, 12 points off leaders Chelsea.

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