Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Credits Some Of His Knowledge To Football Manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Credits Some Of His Knowledge To Football Manager

We thought we couldn't love him any more than we already do, but then he goes and makes us fall in love with him all over again.

It turns out Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is just as big a Football Manager nut as we all are!

The Manchester United interim head coach has had a dream start on his return to Old Trafford, winning seven of his eight games in charge of the Red Devils, since stepping into the role on December 19th.

But, in an interview with Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet whilst at the helm of Molde in his native country, Solskjaer revealed that he owes a lot of his managerial dexterity to hours playing the highly addictive computer game. Alex Ferguson will be delighted with that little admission, you'd imagine!

The Baby Faced Assassin was first bitten by the management bug as a child, divulging that he played the infamous Commodore 64 game, "The Boss", the earliest evolution of the simulated manager genre. You can catch some of it's magnificence below:


Solskjaer also admits that he would fire up the laptop in his downtime as a player at Old Trafford and hone his managerial skills, explaining that it was in front of the screen he first put into action some of the footballing philosophies he now ascribes to.

 I have learned a lot about players, especially young talent. It resembles real life, when it comes to who will be good players. They have done incredible research.

I remember thinging the same then as I do as a manager. You want to give young guys the chance, see them develop.

The five minute video also sees Solskjaer assume control of his own virtual Molde side in a Norwegian Cup game against AaFK.

Foiled by an equaliser late on, the game goes to penalties and has Solskjaer pick his five penalty takers, taking the chance to stick the boot into Molde's former United Academy graduate, Magnus Eikrem in the process.

Watch the video in full below:

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