Short stay for Solskjaer?

  • Last Updated: January 2 2014, 13:12 GMT

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is odds-on to have left Cardiff by the end of next season after the club confirmed his appointment as manager.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (right) could be set for a short stay in Wales
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (right) could be set for a short stay in Wales

William Hill make the former Manchester United striker 5/6 to have departed come the final day of next season, and 4/6 to have left by the same day a year later.

In the more immediate future, the firm go 1/5 that he sees out the current season but those who don't think he'll last can have 9/2 with bet365.

The latter's Steve Freeth said: "Solskjaer finally takes the plunge into Premier League management after being touted for a number of jobs and we're all waiting with interest to see how he gets on with Vincent Tan."

Position Player Score
11 A Villa 23
12 Stoke City 22
13 Swansea 21
14 West Brom 21
15 Norwich 20
16 Fulham 19
17 Cardiff 18
18 C Palace 17
19 West Ham 15
20 Sunderland 14

Paddy Power make him a 22/1 chance in their next Premier League manager to go market, but William Hill quote just 16/1 and aren't certain he'll be given full support by owner Vincent Tan.

"Solskjaer is a young and talented manager, but you feel that he has to hit the ground running otherwise he will put himself under immediate pressure," said William hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Solskjaer's appointment has increased Cardiff's prospects of surviving in the Premier League according to bet365, who have pushed them out to 7/4 for relegation which is the best price available.

BetVictor are one of several firms quoting prices about survival and their 4/7 is the best on offer for Cardiff backers.

You can also have 20/1 that Solskjaer guides Cardiff to a major trophy with bet365 and 100/30 that they finish above Swansea this season.

  • Posted at 1310 GMT on 02/01/2014.