NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News  » Sports » Cardiff set to appoint Solskjaer: Media Reports

Cardiff set to appoint Solskjaer: Media Reports

January 01, 2014 22:25 IST

Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to take over as manager at Premier League Cardiff City, Norwegian media reported on Wednesday.

Norway's TV2 said that a Malaysian-registered private jet had landed at Kvernberget airport in Kristiansund, close to where the 40-year-old Solskjaer lives.

Citing sources close to the board of Norwegian club Molde, where Solskjaer has been manager for the past three seasons, TV2 reported that negotiations are at an advanced stage and that he is due to take over before Saturday's FA Cup tie against Newcastle United.

TV2 said that a plane registered to Berjaya Air - owned by Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan - and destined for London's Luton airport took off at 1050 local time.

Solskjaer has won two league titles and the Norwegian cup since taking over at Molde, and was previously linked with vacancies at Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion.

Previous Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay was sacked on December 27, seven months after winning promotion to the Premier League.

Cardiff, who play Premier League leaders Arsenal on Wednesday, are 16th in the table at the halfway point of the season.

Image: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Photograph: Sara Strandlund/EuroFootball/Getty Images