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Cardiff believe in Ole style

New Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the long-term support of Bluebirds chairman Mehmet Dalman despite the side lying bottom of the Premier League table.

Solskjaer had got off to a winning start in the dug-out with victory over Newcastle in the FA Cup, but has since followed that up with two Premier League defeats at the hands of free-scoring Manchester City and relegation rivals West Ham.

The former Manchester United striker faces some crucial upcoming games if he is to save his side from the drop, with February seeing them take on four teams in the bottom half of the table, three of them at home.

However, Dalman is impressed with Solskjaer's style of football which has seen him lift the Norwegian league and cup with Molde in the past couple of seasons.

"What I really saw of him was the style of football. If you look at what he has done in Norway, that style of football is very impressive. I hope to build a long-term future with him here," Dalman said.

Cardiff's chairman believes Solskjaer has the attitude to make it to the top and is confident he can prove this by building his Cardiff side in the long-term.

"Over the next five years I think you will see a lot of Solskjaer. This is a great place for him to build his credibility," Dalman added.

"Secondly, he is a very ambitious young man. He wants to make it to the very top of his profession. And he would see this as a very good stepping stone to getting there," added Dalman.

Solskjaer's Cardiff side take on Bolton this weekend for a place in the last 16 of the FA Cup.