Fighting to stay out of the relegation zone of the English Premier League, Cardiff City named former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Thursday – one day after being seen with club owner Vincent Tan in the directors’ box during the match at Arsenal. He replaces Scot Mackay who was fired last week.
The 40-year old Norwegian was a very popular player during his days at Old Trafford, with his match-winning goal against Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final the highlight of his career at United.
Solksjaer joins Cardiff after three seasons as manager of Norwegian club Molde, whom he led to two league titles (their first in club history).
Cardiff City are currently 17th in the Premier League, but only a point above the relegation zone. The bottom three clubs are relegated at the end of the season.