3 Jan 2014

Cardiff appoint new manager

6:28 am on 3 January 2014

Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as the new manager of English Premier League side Cardiff City.

The 40-year-old joins from Norwegian club Molde and succeeds Malky Mackay, who was sacked last week.

Cardiff were promoted to the Premier League after a 51-year absence last season, but Solskjaer arrives to find them one point and one place above the relegation zone.

The former Norway international joined United's coaching staff after retiring in 2007 and was appointed manager of Molde three years later, leading the club to glory in the Norwegian top flight in 2011 and 2012 and last year's Norwegian Cup.