Ole Goner Solskjær. United legend steps down as Cardiff City manager with immediate effect
We can’t say this is too much of a surprise.
A mere nine months after taking on the job of Cardiff City manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjær has stepped down with immediate effect, news which was confirmed by the Championship side this afternoon.
Speculation over Solskjær’s position had intensified in recent weeks after a poor start to the season by the Welsh side, who have won only two of their first seven matches in the Sky Bet Championship.
Cardiff confirmed Solskjær’s departure this afternoon with Chairman Mehmet Dalman saying: “Having spoken with Ole on deciding the best course of action for all parties, I’m sorry to say that we have agreed that it is in the best interest of the Club for us to go our separate ways.
“Ole has been a wonderful professional to work with since his arrival at the Club. Due to a difference in philosophy of approach to the game, we have decided to part company amicably. He and his family will always be welcome at Cardiff City. I know I have gained a good friend whom I wish well and remain confident in his future success.”
Solskjær himself added: “I want to thank Vincent (Tan) for giving me the opportunity to manage Cardiff City FC. He has my full respect and I really wish him all the best in his pursuit of making this football club successful. However, our difference in philosophy on how to manage the club made me decide to step aside and allow the Club to move forward in the direction Vincent wants.
“I leave the Club with some very talented players and want to thank them for their efforts and hope to see them challenge for promotion this season. I also want to thank Mehmet Dalman for his continued and loyal support and feel I have gained a new friend.”
Solskjær’s time in charge in Cardiff didn’t turn out to be particularly memorable, but he did at least give us one of the moments of last season…