Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appointed Molde boss ahead of Celtic clash

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left Cardiff City in September 2014 and is now back at Molde.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been reappointed as Molde’s manager on the eve of the club’s Europa League clash against Celtic.

The former Manchester United and Norway striker previously led the team with distinction between 2011 and 2014, when he left for an ill-fated stint in charge of Cardiff.

Having overseen the Bluebirds’ relegation from the Barclays Premier League he was sacked last September after just eight months at the helm.

The 42-year-old is now back with a side who he steered to successive league titles and a cup success, and will be in the dugout when the Hoops visit the Aker Stadion on Thursday night.

A statement on the Molde website read: "Molde FK has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as new manager of the club.

"Ole Gunnar enters with immediate effect and will lead the team against Celtic."

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Solskjaer replaces interim boss Erling Moe, who has looked after the first team since August.