Updated: Thursday, 02 January 2014 21:41 | By Agence France-Presse

Solskjaer appointed as new Cardiff manager

Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as the new manager of Cardiff City, the Premier League strugglers announced on Thursday.

Solskjaer appointed as new Cardiff manager

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan (left) stands next to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of the English Premier League match between Arsenal and Cardiff City at the Emirates Stadium in London, on January 1, 2014

The 40-year-old joins from Norwegian club Molde and succeeds Malky Mackay, who was sacked on December 27 after his relationship with club owner Vincent Tan broke down.

"Cardiff City Football Club are delighted to announce that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has joined the club as first team manager," read a statement on the Cardiff website.

"Following discussions with Tan Sri Vincent Tan and club chairman Mehmet Dalman, Ole, joining Cardiff City from Molde FK, today (Thursday) met with his new squad at the Vale training ground and will soon be unveiled to the press at Cardiff City Stadium."

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