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Cardiff City owner Tan to lure Solskjaer with 25 million war chest

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By: Patrick Appleton 28 Dec 2013 10:41:42

Cardiff City owner Tan to lure Solskjaer with 25 million war chest

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan has reportedly made former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his prime target to replace the sacked Malky Mackay.

The Norwegian has made a name for himself in his homeland with Molde, where he has won two league titles and the Norwegian Cup in three years at the club.

Solskjaer’s exploits in Norway have earned him rave reviews in Europe, no more so than in England where he enjoyed a successful playing career.

It is believed that Tan is aware of the former Manchester United striker’s qualities as a manager and has promised him £25m in transfer funds should he accept the Cardiff job.

The information on Solskjaer’s links to the Bluebirds role is still hazy, however the morning newspapers believe a deal is close.

According to The Sun, a source close to Tan said: "Solskjaer is the manager Vincent has chosen. It's 90-95% on the way to being done."

The £25m Tan has reportedly promised Solskjaer or any incoming coach comes as something of a surprise, considering Mackay lost his job in part to a feud over spending.

However, the source told The Sun that Mackay’s poor performances, despite Cardiff sitting 16th in the Premier League, were the reason for his recent departure.

"They've only won four league games, won two of their last 12, and the goal difference is minus 15,” said the source.

"The team are one point above the relegation zone and Mr Tan did not go into this to get relegated. It was time for a change."

 


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