There’s few Manchester United fans that wouldn’t quite happily name their first born Ole Gunnar such is the popularity of the caretaker manager. Nine wins and a draw have cemented Ole’s greatness in the eyes of Reds worldwide.
Solskjaer was always a tremendous player for United. His goals weren’t just plentiful they also came at vital times. Being a playing legend doesn’t make you a legendary manager. If it did then Sir Bobby Charlton would’ve took Preston North End to the Champions League.
The reason Ole has been such a quick success is he’s had lots of managerial experience. Especially in his homeland. RedArmyBet took a trip to Solskjaer’s homeland to see how it all started for the manager. Not just his early years, but his Norwegian managerial career too. By speaking to the fans, ex-pros, journalists and even postmen that knew him, we’ve been able to delve deep into what makes Ole tick.
Winning league titles with Molde, made the world sit up and take notice of Solskjaer the manager. For some fans though his decision to leave for Cardiff was not an admirable one.
United are truly reaping the benefits of Ole’s apprenticeship, but was his time in Norway an unmitigated success?