Gary Neville on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 'He will not accept interference from Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan'
Former United right-back not surprised Solskjaer is managing in the division
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not accept interference from Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan, according to former Manchester United team-mate Gary Neville.
Solskjaer has his first Premier League match as manager on Saturday, in the crucial fixture against fellow strugglers West Ham, and Neville says that a repeat of the 'unsavoury' public ending to Malky Mackay's tenure at the Cardiff City Stadium will not be tolerated.
"What I know about Ole Gunnar Solskjӕr is that he’s studious, he’s intelligent and he’s clever," Neville said.
"Knowing him as an individual, he’ll have everything squared off at his end to make sure that he’s able to manage the club in absolutely the way that he wants to, and I’m sure that he won’t accept any interference."
Neville says that it is no surprise that Solksjaer has returned to the Premier League as manager, after a spell as United reserve team boss and then Molde manager in his native Norway.
Gary Neville (right) with Manchester United team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in 2006
"He was the kind of player that would write down all the training sessions when he was coming towards the end of his career. Even after he had retired and moved up to coaching, I used to see him around the club all the time… I remember one time him playing a game in a reserve team match and him saying he’s playing a 4-2-2-2 system, I was thinking: I’ve never heard of that before! Two midfield players in front of a back four then two in front of that and two in front of that! How’s that going to work? Who is going to move wide?"
Gary Neville was speaking as he laced up his boots again to join EA SPORTS FIFA Ultimate Team Legends. Find out how he would go about facing two current legends, Messi and Ronaldo, by watching this exclusive video interview (http://bit.ly/JKgh8q). Read his fortnightly column at (http://bit.ly/1fiBWTl).
Latest in Sport
WWE Raw results: Brock Lesnar suspended for post-Wrestlemania 31 rampage after losing title to Seth Rollins
Raheem Sterling interview: No amount of money can convince Sterling to stay at Liverpool
Paul Scholes column: Ross Barkley played well against Italy but he must build on that. His time to step up and seize that England shirt is now
The 10 potential biggest transfers of the summer: Raheem Sterling, Theo Walcott and Radamel Falcao in the mix
Liverpool injury news: Raheem Sterling, Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren expected to be ready for Arsenal clash
- 1 Rape threats, death threats and a police investigation after video poking fun at an Islamic Party in Malaysia goes viral
- 2 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 3 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
- 4 6-year-old writes ice cold Valentine's card to his stepmother
- 5 Syrian child photographed 'surrendering to camera because she thought it was a gun'
Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
Katie Hopkins reported to the police for race hatred by Labour MP Simon Danczuk after tweet about Pakistani men