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Dalman has no doubts over Ole

Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman has no doubts that former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can manage at Premier League level.

The Norwegian has replaced Malky Mackay as boss at the Cardiff City Stadium after an impressive spell in charge of Molde in his homeland during which he delivered two league titles and a cup to the club.

Dalman said: "He has played and won at the highest level as a player and has been successful in Norway.

"He is coming here to prove something to himself and to Cardiff. I had no doubts from day one, so I do feel like the cat that got the cream."

Mackay and owner Vincent Tan fell out over transfer dealings but Dalman has revealed the club have altered their approach to transfers in order to allow a greater transparency and prevent any future issues.

He said: "We changed the structure. Until I arrived the board had never met. That was number one.

"The manager will say what he wants: A, B and C. I will go to the board and say, 'Do we have that money?' It gets authorised. It gets signed off. The manager goes and does his thing. Everybody is on the same page.

"Before that did not exist. We have got transparency between the football side and the business side."