Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set to be new Cardiff City manager
It appears as though Vincent Tan has got his man as far as a replacement for Malky Mackay is concerned, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set to be appointed as the new manager of Cardiff over the coming days.
January 1st, 2014
The Norwegian was at the Emirates on New Year’s Day to watch the Bluebirds narrowly lose to Arsenal, with The Guardian reporting that Tan will give Solskjaer a £25million transfer kitty to strengthen the squad for the forthcoming struggle against relegation.
There was a big New Year’s Eve gamble on Solskjaer who has been in charge at Norwegian club Molde having previously managed the Manchester United reserve team, although City’s most recent defeat leaves them hovering just above the drop zone.
Midfielder Aron Gunnarsson said that Solskjaer had not been discussed before the game. “He’s played for one of the biggest teams in England, a lot of people know who he is and I’ve heard he’s done a good job at Molde,” Gunnarsson said.
“If he gets the job, hopefully he can take us further and we can progress as a team because we need that at the moment. It will be something new but it won’t be to do with his name. He’s done well with Molde and if he comes in, I’m sure he’ll bring something fresh. Everyone wants to carry on and get more points on the board. When the owner sorts a new manager out, we can get on with things.”
Arsene Wenger revealed he had spoken to Solskjaer before the game, saying: “He has already experience as a manager in Norway so he has learned his job. He was an intelligent player and an intelligent boy as well and that will help him to be successful. He will do well.”