Saturday 25 October 2014

United legend Solskjaer confirmed as Cardiff boss

Published 02/01/2014 | 13:22

Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer holds a club shirt as he is officially unveiled as the new manager of English Premier League soccer team Cardiff City at their stadium in Cardiff, Wales
Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer holds a club shirt as he is officially unveiled as the new manager of English Premier League soccer team Cardiff City at their stadium in Cardiff, Wales
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as Cardiff manager, just six days after the sacking of Malky Mackay.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as Cardiff manager, just six days after the sacking of Malky Mackay.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been unveiled as the new Cardiff boss

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as Cardiff manager, just six days after the sacking of Malky Mackay.

The former Manchester United striker and Molde manager completed talks on Thursday morning, having been identified by Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman as his first choice from the outset.

He said: "I feel lucky to be back in the Premier League. I had to have a talk about it with the family obviously but it is a great opportunity."

Solskjaer has joined on a "rolling contract", but it has been suggested earlier in the week that he had reservations about taking the job due to the difficult relationship Mackay had with controversial owner Vincent Tan.

There were also reports his former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson had told him to turn Cardiff down, but the 40-year-old insisted the Scot had done no such thing, and had been in touch to wish him the best in his new role.

Solskjaer said: "He has wished me the best and given me some good advice as he always does. I had a good conversation with him.

"It it absolute nonsense (that he told me to turn down Cardiff)."

Press Association

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