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Mackay backs Solskjaer

Former Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has backed the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as his successor.

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However, the Scot, who was controversially sacked by the Bluebirds last month following a long-standing dispute with club owner Vincent Tan, has warned Norwegian Solskjaer that managing in the Premier League is a "culture shock".

Solskjaer left Norwegian side Molde to join Cardiff earlier this month and oversaw an FA Cup win at Newcastle in his first match in charge.

"I think it's a great job for him, coming from Norwegian football into the Premier League and into the club that has got the structure it has," said Mackay.

"There's a lot of good staff that work at that football club.

"He's got a decent training ground, 30,000 people (who) want to come to the games every week and a team that are absolutely competitive and going to have a chance of staying up.

"I think he's a decent appointment because he's done well. He's been in the Premier League and he's done well in Norway."

But he added: "It's going to be different and there's a culture shock to it as well."

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