Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Leaves Cardiff City

18 September 2014, 16:02 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stepped down as manager of Cardiff.

The former Manchester United striker took over in January but wasn't able to save them from Premier League relegation.

Solskjaer thanked the club's owner Vincent Tan - but said a "difference in philosophy on how to manage the club" made him decide to step aside.

The Norwegian said: "I want to thank Vincent for giving me the opportunity to manage Cardiff City FC.

"He has my full respect and I really wish him all the best in his pursuit of making this football club successful.

"However, our difference in philosophy on how to manage the club made me decide to step aside and allow the club to move forward in the direction Vincent wants.

"I leave the club with some very talented players and want to thank them for their efforts and hope to see them challenge for promotion this season.

Pressure had been building on the Cardiff City boss after a poor start to the season.

Tuesday's game against Middlesborough was their second home loss in 4 days and saw the Bluebirds fall to 17th in the Championship.