Solskjaer's position untenable after Cardiff City approach Hartley

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Dundee manager Paul Hartley has rejected a job offer from Cardiff City, which comes despite still having Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in place as manager.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasn't had it easy since becoming manager of Cardiff City in January. Firstly it was a difficult job to step into after it had taken a while for Vincent Tan to push Malky Mackay out of the door, which at the time seemed unfair.

Solskjaer then failed to keep Cardiff in the top flight, and has yet to oversee any particularly impressive performances in the Championship this season. Now with his future up in the air, The Bluebirds have approached Dundee manager Paul Hartley about taking over at the club. The former Celtic player has turned down the job offer, but it now leaves Ole in a difficult position.

Surely there is no way he can now prepare his side for the away game against Derby County on Saturday? It hasn't come as a total surprise, as results have been disappointing of late and his side are sitting in 17th place. The Norwegian has held talks with chairman Mehmet Dalman but nothing has been confirmed as of yet.

Tony Pulis is another to be linked with the job, and it looks as if Solskjaer has overseen his last game as manager of the club. After his success with Molde, the former Manchester United player saw himself linked with many jobs in Britain, however things haven't turned out as well as hoped.

If Solskjaer is sacked then he is likely to be given other chances in this country if he wishes to stay here. His reputation as a player, and his likeable personality will count for a lot, and this was always going to be a difficult job for him to step into.

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