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Solskjaer Takes Cardiff City Job To Prove Just How Mental He Is

by | 2nd, January 2014

HE may have worked under a demanding boss under Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must be the most mental, masochistic man in football for taking the job at Cardiff City to work with the batshit Vincent Tan.

 

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Previously, Tan’s money saw him changing Cardiff’s kit from blue to red, because of some bunkum about ‘luck’ and changed the club’s crest while he was at it. Some fans sucked it up because Tan was throwing enough cash at the club to get them into the Premier League. Of course, it takes more than mere pennies to make a side successful (hey there QPR!) and in recently-axed manager Malky Mackay, they had a good head at the helm, popular in football and performing well under a crazy chairman who liked wearing football shirts over a shirt and tie.

Mackay was the man who got Cardiff City promoted to the Prem for the first time, and the first time they’d been in the top flight for 51 years. They also appeared in FA Cup and League Cup finals. Heady days indeed.

However, Tan decided to send a shitty email to his over-achieving manager, which went public, and Mackay wisely refused to quit because at least he’d get severance pay if he got shoved out of the job. See? Mackay is canny and not to be underestimated.

And now, with

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