Solskjaer to be named Cardiff manager

750px-Ole_Gunnar_Solskjaer_Trondheim2011-1Norwegian legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to be named as the new manager of English Premier League side Cardiff City.

After the Welsh side’s controversial sacking of Scotsman Malky Mackay last week, reports soon started circulating that Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman had earmarked the Molde manager as the man to take up the position.

Early reports indicated that the 40-year-old former goal-poacher had doubts about taking the position due to the poor relationship between Cardiff owner Vincent Tan and Mackay. However, Dalman seems to have got his man after promising there will be money available during the January transfer window.

In what appears to have been confirmation that Solskjaer will take over at the Cardiff City Stadium, he was spotted with the owner and chairman on New Year’s Day at the Emirates Stadium to watch his new side slip to a 2-0 defeat to Arsenal; however, Press Association Sports claims that negotiations are still ongoing.

Solskjaer has won two Norwegian championships and the Norwegian Cup at Molde, and reportedly turned down Aston Villa’s approaches to become their new manager last year before the appointment of Paul Lambert. He was also linked the West Brom managerial position.