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Vincent Tan to lead search for new manager

Its believed Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan will lead the search for the man to replace Solskjaer.

In January Cardiff Chairman Mehmet Dalman was tasked with finding a successor to Malky Mackay and spent weeks trying to persuade Solskjaer, then manager at Norwegian Side Molde FK, to take over at the City Stadium.

When Ole was revealed to the media Dalman made it clear that Cardiff only had one man in mind for the job.

Ten months on and Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan is ready to sack the manager they worked so hard to capture.

Reports Solskjaer to leave Cardiff City post tonight

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Credit: PA

There are reports that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will leave his post as Cardiff City manager tonight. It comes after a disappointing run by the Bluebirds, which most recently saw them lose to Middlesbrough at home and before that, to Norwich.

Solskjaer has been in talks with the club's chairman in London today over his future with Cardiff.

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Lineker says Solskjaer could face 'managerial assassination'

Gary Lineker has taken to twitter to comment on the ongoing talks between Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the club's chairman over his future.

Profile: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's time at Cardiff

Cardiff City's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in London for crisis talks over his future at the club despite only being with the Bluebirds for just over eight months.

Here are some facts of his time at the club so far.

  • Took over from Malky Mackay on 2nd of January 2014
  • Bluebirds have lost 15 out of 25 league games under his management
  • Drawn 5 games, won 5 games
  • Club relegated in May after one season in the Premier league
  • Cardiff city's last win was against Port Vale on 23rd August

BREAKING: Solskjaer on the brink of being sacked

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Credit: PA

Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in London for talks over his future with the club, ITV Wales understands. He is speaking to the club's chairman. It comes after Tuesday's one nil defeat to Middlesbrough. Solskjaer has admitted the performance was not good enough.

We just did not get going. Our first attack looked promising and then we got countered and conceded.

We didn't need to do that in the first few minutes, we wanted to go and turn things around from losing to Norwich on Saturday and that knocked our confidence.

We want to prove we are better than we showed against Norwich and it never happened.

The first half was very poor, we got more second balls in the second half and we pushed them back, but we did not create any moments of quality to open them up which was very disappointing.

– Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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Coombs banned for three-weeks after stamp citation

Wales forward Andrew Coombs is banned for three-weeks after allegedly stamping on Alun Wyn Jones. Credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Wales and Dragons forward Andrew Coombs has been banned for three weeks after being cited for allegedly stamping on Alun Wyn Jones's head.

The incident happened during last Friday's Guinness Pro12 match between Newport Gwent Dragons and the Ospreys at Rodney Parade.

Coombs appeared before a disciplinary committee in Dublin yesterday, which upheld the citation.

In imposing a suspension of three weeks, the committee took into account the various mitigating factors including the player's apology to his opponent and his previous good disciplinary record.

Andrew Coombs is free to resume playing on Monday October 6, 2014 and has the right of appeal.

– Guinness Pro12 statement

The 29 year old will miss the Dragons' next three Pro12 games against Glasgow, Treviso and the Scarlets.

Wales' women in World Cup qualifying action

Wales's women face the Ukraine tonight in a crunch World Cup Qualifying match in Lviv.

Wales could secure a World Cup play-off spot if they beat Ukraine tonight. Credit: FAW

Ukraine moved into second place and above Wales in the qualifying table on goal difference following their 8-0 win over Turkey on Saturday.

Wales need to win later and hope Finland lose to France elsewhere in Group 6 to secure a play-off spot.

FT: Cardiff City 0 - 1 Middlesbrough

Cardiff City will play Derby in their sixth match of the Sky Bet Championship. Credit: PA

Cardiff City lost 1 - 0 to Middlesbrough. It's their second loss so far in the Sky Bet Championship. Tonight's defeat means the pressure is on boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for their next match against Derby on Saturday.

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