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Fans 'excited' by Solskjaer

Cardiff City Supporters' Trust has welcomed the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the club's new manager.

However, the Trust has also called on the club's owner Vincent Tan to honour his promise to meet with fans' groups after a previous meeting was cancelled following the sacking of Malky Mackay last Friday.

Solskjaer, 40, was presented to the media on Thursday after Tan and chairman Mehmet Dalman moved quickly to appoint him as Mackay's replacement.

A statement from the Trust read: "Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is an exciting appointment as the new Cardiff City manager.

"It is important that he is now left to get on with the difficult task of ensuring the Bluebirds' status as a Premier League club is secured. We wish him well.

"Given what has happened at the club over the last couple of months, there is need for a period of stability. It is important that fans get behind the new manager and players as they strive to move up the Premier League table.

"Following Ole Gunnar's appointment, we trust Mr Tan will now fulfil his pledge to meet the Trust and the Supporters' Club to discuss a range of issues which fans are concerned about. We hope Mr Tan will also look to build bridges with supporters.

"It is absolutely crucial that regular dialogue takes place between Mr Tan, supporter organisations and the fans generally."