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Is this an opportunity Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can’t refuse?

by Sam Peoples

Vincent Tan wants Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to become the new Cardiff City manager and is willing to splash the cash in order to make it happen, according to The Mirror.

Solskjaer has delayed talks with Molde in order to consider his future and has been strongly linked to vacant jobs in the Premier League because of his impressive record of three trophies in three years at Molde, including their first ever Norwegian title. It would be great for Solskjaer to get into the Premier League as a manager. but he should avoid Cardiff at all costs.

The way Vincent Tan publicly treated Malky Mackay was a disgrace and Solskjaer would be walking into a fire pit. Tan has reportedly promised big funds to the new Cardiff manager but it is scant consolation ahead of a January transfer window as Phil McNulty rightly argues, the whole debacle is a sordid state of affairs that has created an acid atmosphere at the club.

If a manager who finally got Cardiff promoted to the Premier League for the first time since 1962 after years of Championship play-off heartbreak is only given until December to prove his worth, what chance does Solskjaer or any other manager have?

The circumstances of Mackay’s departure has made the Cardiff job a poisoned chalice and for someone like Solskjaer, a player and manager who has served for long stints at his clubs, it would be a highly volatile introduction to English football.

So far, Solskjaer has shown some great credentials as a manager which is a credit to him being linked with the vacant Cardiff job but I feel he would be much better suited to a stable position like West Brom or someone in the lower leagues. It would give him time to create his own team, not a luxury he would be afforded at Cardiff where instant results would be expected.

Do you think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should take the Cardiff City job if he is offered it?

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