In this Sunday, March 2, 2014 file photo, Cardiff City's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks on from the dugout before the start of their English Premier League soccer match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane, London. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his position as Cardiff manager, ending the former Manchester United striker's first coaching job in British football after nine months. Cardiff, which was relegated from the English Premier League under Solskjaer last season, says in a statement released Thursday that the Norwegian coach has "stepped down ... with immediate effect following recent discussions." The Welsh club has lost three of its first seven games in the second-tier League Championship. Cardiff owner Vincent Tan says "regrettably our recent results do not justify Ole's continued role as manager at Cardiff." (AP Photo/Sang Tan, file)

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first coaching job in British football ended Thursday after a disappointing nine months, with the former Manchester United striker quitting as Cardiff manager over a “difference in philosophy” with the club’s owners.

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