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Norway football news: Solskjær new Cardiff City manager, Stabæk goes American. UPDATE: Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjær has met his new team, and the US’ Bob Bradley confirmed to eastern Norway. Confirmation about Solskjær comes one day after he attended the Bluebirds’ game against Arsenal, Wednesday, which had led to speculation in the media. Solskjær, who led Molde to their first Norwegian League title in 100 years in 2011, will see his first match as City’s manager against Newcastle on Saturday.

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Norway football news: Solskjær new Cardiff City manager, Stabæk goes American

Published on Friday, 3rd January, 2014 at 08:16 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .
Last Updated on 3rd January 2014 at 10:34.

UPDATE: Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjær has met his new team, and the US’ Bob Bradley confirmed to eastern Norway.

Bob Bradley
Norway Premier League's Stabæk confirms Bradley is the club's new trainer.Bob Bradley
Photo: Wilson Wong/Wikimedia Commons


Confirmation about Solskjær comes one day after he attended the Bluebirds’ game against Arsenal, Wednesday, which had led to speculation in the media.

Solskjær, who led Molde to their first Norwegian League title in 100 years in 2011, will see his first match as City’s manager against Newcastle on Saturday.

He has been tasked with keeping the club in the Premier League following last season’s promotion, and aims to turn Cardiff into a top-10 Premier League club.

“I am really looking forward to convincing the Cardiff fans that I am the right man to take them forward. I will try to convince the fans with my hard work, loyalty and my brand of football. I'm a very positive manager”, he told the BBC.

Solskjær was appointed successor to Malky Mackay and is on a 12-month rolling contract with the club.

The 40-year-old, who was the centre of speculations in 2012 that he might become Aston Villa’s manager, but then reportedly changing his mind, is joined at the Bluebirds by Mark Dempsey and Richard Hartis. They are former Manchester United youth coaches who worked with him at Molde.

In other Norway football news, former US national team boss and Egypt national team coach Bob Bradley, 55, is now officially confirmed as Stabæk’s new manager.

The Norwegian Premier League (Tippeligaen) club, based in Akershus County’s Bærum municipality, announced news of this at a press conference, Friday.

Lars Hjorth, Stabæk’s general manager, did not wish to confirm anything ahead of today’s 10am event, reported by regional daily Budstikka.

However, tweets by football writers Brendan Husebø and Ives Galarcep seem to back the paper’s story up. These have now proven to be true.

"I knew a bit about Stabæk already," Mr Bradley said at the conference today. "We had players from Norway when I was coach in the US."

Stabæk, whose Nadderud stadium seats 7,000, have previously fielded American players Erik Benjaminsen, Sean Cunnigham, Ricardo Clark, and Mikkel Diskerud.

The 2014 Norwegian Premier League season starts on 30 March.           




Published on Friday, 3rd January, 2014 at 08:16 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .
Last updated on 3rd January 2014 at 10:34.

This post has the following tags: norwayfootball, solskjaer, bradley.





  
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