Ole Gunnar Solskjær has surprisingly made the move to Cardiff City from Molde. Surprisingly because given Vincent Tan’s treatment of Malky Mackay, it was expected that finding a new manager was going to be tougher than finding a Chelsea striker that scores goals. Despite the naysayers, Solskjær may succeed here are three reasons why:
Ole is a champion
As a player and now as a manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjær has been a champion. Most famous for his last minute goal in the ’99 Champions League final. Ole has began his managerial career with a flourish as he secured back to back league titles with Molde as well as a Norwegian Cup triumph. Ole has a winning mentality about him and could do well to impart that on this Cardiff City side looking for inspiration. Former Man United striker Fraizer Campbell will relish linking up again with his former Man United teammate/coach.
Tan could be a misunderstood man
Ole’s first words as Cardiff boss were in defense of owner Vincent Tan. Presumably, Tan is not the eccentric man we all think he is and instead, the Malaysian simply wants some success at the club. If that is true, then the pair can iron out a working relationship that helps the club enjoy stability after the rocky tenure of Malky Mackay. Besides, Tan probably knows he is no longer popular with the fans and will want to stop being seen as the villain.
Ole had a great education
Playing for years under Sir Alex Ferguson, Ole must have picked up a few tricks. His three titles in three years as Molde boss also prove that the former striker had a great education. His continued friendship with Sir Alex ensures that Ole will have a mentor he can reach out to at all times for some great tips, just like you can with Clever Bets.
We can look forward to a long successful reign for Mr Solskjær in England, as long as Mr Tan realizes the team will need investment and that his new employee will need time.