Cardiff City Stadium

Next Game

Cardiff v Leeds

Saturday, 01 November 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

The Den

Last Game

Millwall 1 - 0 Cardiff

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 12:15

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Eikrem: It was a no-brainer

Magnus Wolff Eikrem admits he took no persuading to join Cardiff City when he heard of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's interest.

Last Updated: 10/01/14 at 14:05 Post Comment

Magnus Wolff Eikrem: Was keen to work under Solskjaer at Cardiff

Magnus Wolff Eikrem: Was keen to work under Solskjaer at Cardiff

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The Norway international midfielder spent five years at Manchester United where he worked with former Old Trafford reserve coach Solskjaer.

The 23-year-old, who never made a first-team appearance for United, became Solskjaer's first signing when joining from Heerenveen for a reported £2m fee.

He goes straight into the squad for Saturday's home game against West Ham, Solskjaer's first league game in charge since replacing Malky Mackay last month.

"It was an easy decision when I head Heerenveen had got an offer from Cardiff. It was a no-brainer really and I went as fast as I could," said the former Molde player.

"The lads are great, they have taken good care of me, training has been really good and it is really a step up for me."

Eikrem was part of two league successes under Solskjaer and is looking forward to forging another successful partnership with the former United striker at Cardiff.

"I saw what type of manager he was at Molde. The focus was the same all the time, it was about getting us playing again and getting everyone excited to play," he said.

"When we were struggling at the bottom of the table he just said how good players we were and just continue how we did last year."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e doesn't need a caoch. He needs a bus. A bloody big one, that he can park across the goal line. And when he gets one, he can do us a favour and let us know where we can buy one from as well.

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: No defence coach

Y

ou are wrong Per, thats the right way the play. Its everyone elses' fault that it doesnt work.

delboy
Mertesacker urges style change

A

s it's panto season coming soon, let me be the first Oh yes you do

munchie
Rodgers: No defence coach

Footer 365

La Liga: Real Madrid come from behind to beat arch-rivals Barcelona

Real Madrid staged a stunning El Clasico fightback to overcome arch-rivals Barcelona 3-1 at Santiago Bernabeu.

Sky Bet Championship: Leeds United fire head coach Darko Milanic

Leeds United have parted company with head coach Darko Milanic a matter of weeks after he took over at Elland Road.

Premier League: Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini bemoans West Ham defeat

Manuel Pellegrini refused to blame Manchester City's 2-1 defeat at West Ham on a Champions League hangover.

Mail Box

'Goals Like That Can Make You Pregnant'

Those being sniffy about Erik Lamela's rabona are given short shrift in the afternoon mailbox, where criticism of Brendan Rodgers is smashed out of the park...

Does David De Gea Need Competition?

It would certainly be a good idea to give Victor Valdes a contract, while we have more mails on Brendan Rodgers, Arsene Wenger, the rabona and mailbox gripes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property