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Skullerud replaces Solskjær as Molde coach

Published: Monday 13 January 2014, 18.05CET
Tor Ole Skullerud, the man who guided Norway Under-21s to the 2013 European Championship semi-finals, is Ole Gunnar Solskjær's replacement at Molde FK.
Skullerud replaces Solskjær as Molde coach
Tor Ole Skullerud watching Norway U21s in Israel last summer ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 13 January 2014, 18.05CET

Skullerud replaces Solskjær as Molde coach

Tor Ole Skullerud, the man who guided Norway Under-21s to the 2013 European Championship semi-finals, is Ole Gunnar Solskjær's replacement at Molde FK.

Norway senior assistant Tor Ole Skullerud has been named as Ole Gunnar Solskjær's replacement as Molde FK coach.

Solskjær was unveiled as the new man at the helm of Cardiff City FC 11 days ago, and Molde have moved swiftly to fill the vacancy with Skullerud signing a contract running until the end of the 2016 season. The 43-year-old was, says Molde CEO Tarje Nordstrand Jacobsen, the club's first choice.

Skullerud, who guided Norway to the semi-finals of last summer's UEFA European Under-21 Championship before stepping up as assistant to the senior side, said: "I am proud and humble to be starting work at such a great club. This is an ambitious club and I hope that the team will continue to challenge for honours in Norway and make a good impression in European football as well."

Skullerud will have ten weeks to work with his new charges before the 2014 season kicks off. Under Solskjær they won the Norwegian Cup last year though their two-year reign as champions ended with a sixth-place league finish.

Last updated: 13/01/14 18.16CET

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