Solskjær guides Molde to second title

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Molde coach and former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjær has guided his Norwegian side to their second successive league title.

Solskjær has managed Molde since 2010 and this latest success has sparked renewed conjecture in the local media that he will be snapped up by a Premier League club.

In May he snubbed an offer to coach Aston Villa, preferring to stay at Molde who had never won a title since their inception in 1911 until his arrival.

The 39-year-old was an Old Trafford favourite, scoring 126 goals for United, including an injury-time winner in the 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich, in an 11-year career from 1996.

He went on to coach the club's reserves for two years before returning to Norway.

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Molde were assured of a successful title defence courtesy of Sunday's 1-0 win over Hønefoss which gave them a four point lead over closest rivals Strømsgodset with a game to spare.

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