Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Cardiff City manager leaves post
Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stepped down after less than nine months in charge.
The announcement was made after Solskjaer, 41, held talks with chairman Mehmet Dalman.
Veteran defender Danny Gabbidon and Scott Young are in temporary charge.
Before the announcement was made, BBC Scotland learned Dundee boss Paul Hartley, 37, had rejected the possibility of succeeding Solskjaer.
Welshman Tony Pulis is the favourite with most bookmakers, but the 56-year-old former Crystal Palace and Stoke boss told the BBC he has not been approached.
|Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Cardiff record|
|Played: 30 Won: 9 Drawn: 5 Lost: 16|
Solskjaer succeeded Malky Mackay on 2 January 2014, with Cardiff 17th in the Premier League, only one point clear of the relegation zone.
But the Norwegian could not steer them away from trouble, and they were relegated on 3 May after a 3-0 defeat at Newcastle.
Former Molde coach Solskjaer and Dalman both cited a "difference in philosophy" for the former Manchester United striker's departure.
Owner Vincent Tan said: "Ole was hired by Cardiff City on our understanding and belief that he would help us fight relegation from the Barclays Premier League.
"After the club was relegated, many people advised me to let him go, but I decided to keep Ole on for the Championship season.
"Regrettably our recent results do not justify Ole's continued role as manager at Cardiff."
Tan described Solskjaer as an "honest and hard-working professional" but added: "Unfortunately the football results were not in his favour."
Solskjaer said: "I want to thank Vincent for giving me the opportunity to manage Cardiff City.
"He has my full respect and I really wish him all the best in his pursuit of making this football club successful."
After the defeat by Middlesbrough, Solskjaer took the blame for the club's poor run of form.
"I should get better results than we've had in the first seven games," he said, after his side were booed off the pitch at half-time and full-time.
Former Bluebirds captain Jason Perry told BBC Radio Wales the board and Tan had to take some responsibility.
"It was the wrong appointment for Cardiff and the wrong club for Solskjaer," said Perry ahead of the Norwegian's departure.
"If you're manager or a coach you have a central strategy and you work on that. But he's still trying to find his first 11 and you can't do it, it doesn't work.
"The table tells you that, the results tell you that and unfortunately Cardiff thought he was the right man for the job and I want to know why."
|Ole Gunnar Solskjaer profile|
|1973: Born 26 February in Kristiansund, Norway|
|1995: Joins Molde from Clausenengen, scoring 20 goals in 26 games|
|1996: Joins Manchester United for £1.5m and scores on his debut against Blackburn at Old Trafford|
|1996-97: Finishes his first season as United's top league scorer with 18 goals|
|1999: Scores injury-time winner at the Nou Camp to beat Bayern Munich and win the Champions League|
|2007: Retires from playing in August and, soon afterwards, becomes reserve team manager|
|2010: Appointed Molde manager, ending a 14-year tie with Old Trafford|
|2011: Leads Molde to their first league title in 100 years in his debut season|
|2012: Helps Molde retain their league title|
|2014: Appointed Cardiff City manager in January, but leaves less than nine months later|