Ole Gunnar Solskjaer likely out at Cardiff City
It looks as if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s run in Wales is coming to an end.
According to reports, the former Norwegian international and Manchester United striker has had talks with Cardiff management regarding his future at the club.
Solskjaer took over at Cardiff City in January of last season after Malky Mackay was sacked. With the club sitting in the 17th position and just nearly safe, Solskjaer was unable to escape relegation as they stumbled down the stretch, finishing last in the Premier League.
Currently, Cardiff sits towards the bottom of The Championship with only eight points in seven games.
Cardiff City was recently booed off the pitch after a lackluster 1-0 loss to Middlesbrough, in which Solskjaer took the blame.
“I’m responsible and I should get better results than what we’ve had in the first seven games.”
Solskjaer was linked to multiple managerial positions last season, but settled on Cardiff City, surprising many. Cardiff’s owner Vincent Tan does not have a stellar track record with the club’s fans or previous managers. Tan came under fire for changing the club’s colors from blue to red and changing their crest from a bluebird to a dragon. Tan also had a very public dispute with Solskjaer’s predecessor Malky Mackay, which could have deterred other suitors for the position. Just nine months later and it looks like Solskjaer is on his way out as well.
After coming to Manchester United in 1996, Solskjaer became a fan favorite at Old Trafford for his nose for the net. Often used as a substitute, the Norwegian scored nearly 100 goals for United, none bigger than the game-winning goal in stoppage time of the 1999 Champions League final. After injuries ended his career, he managed Manchester United’s reserves before heading home to Norway. In Norway, Solskjaer led Molde FK to two first-tier titles as well as winning the Norwegian Cup.