International Soccer - England

Solskjaer named Cardiff City boss

Cardiff, Wales ( - Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as the new manager of Cardiff City, the Premier League club announced Thursday.

Solskjaer joins the Welsh club from Norwegian side Molde and takes over for Malky Mackay, who was sacked last week after a fallout with owner Vincent Tan.

"I feel lucky to be back in the Premier League," said Solskjaer, a former Norway international. "I had to have a talk about it with the family, obviously, but it is a great opportunity."

Solskjaer spent 11 years at United after signing from Molde in 1996. He gained notoriety for coming off the bench to score vital goals, notably netting a famous injury-time winner against Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final.

The 40-year-old joined United's coaching staff after retiring in 2007. He was appointed manager of Molde three years later and led the club to Norwegian league titles in 2011 and 2012.

01/02 11:29:02 ET

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