x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set to become new Cardiff City manager

Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer attended Cardiff City’s game at Arsenal on Wednesday, fuelling speculation that he is to be appointed as the Welsh club’s new manager.

Manchester United football club manager Sir Alex Ferguson, right, talks with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during a team training session in 2007. Solskjaer is set to become the new Cardiff City manager. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS
Manchester United football club manager Sir Alex Ferguson, right, talks with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during a team training session in 2007. Solskjaer is set to become the new Cardiff City manager. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS

Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer attended Cardiff City’s game at Arsenal on Wednesday, fuelling speculation that he is to be appointed as the Welsh club’s new manager.

Solskjaer, the current coach of Norwegian club Molde, was pictured on Sky Sports News arriving at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium in north London in the company of Cardiff owner Vincent Tan.

Cardiff, promoted from the Championship last season, have been without a manager since Malky Mackay was sacked on December 27 after his relationship with Tan broke down.

Solskjaer, 40, spent 11 years at United after signing from Molde in 1996, notably scoring a famous injury-time winner against Bayern Munich in the 1999 Uefa Champions League final in Barcelona.

He joined United’s coaching staff after retiring in 2007 and was appointed manager of Molde in 2010, leading the club to glory in the Norwegian top flight in 2011 and 2012 and the Norwegian Cup in 2013.

Solskjaer turned down the chance to become Aston Villa manager prior to the appointment of Paul Lambert at Villa Park, while he had also been linked with the current vacancy at West Brom.

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