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Football: New Cardiff boss Solskjaer aims guns at Swansea

Published on Jan 2, 2014 11:08 PM
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Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer holds a club shirt as he is officially unveiled as the new manager of English Premier League team Cardiff City at their stadium in Cardiff, Wales, on Jan 2, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was named as manager of English Premier League strugglers Cardiff City on Thursday and told fans one of his immediate aims was to finish higher than rivals Swansea City.

The 40-year-old Norwegian, who earned a place in United's history by scoring the winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final against Bayern Munich, replaces Scot Malky Mackay who was fired last week.

And just as he did as a player, Solskjaer hit the target perfectly when he told a news conference: "I would like us to finish above Swansea, that must be an aim...that will be important for everyone here."

Cardiff are fourth from bottom while Welsh rivals Swansea are four places higher in the table.

 
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