Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been confirmed as the new manager of Cardiff City on a rolling contract.

The former Manchester United striker spent Thursday morning at the Premier League club's training ground after holding further talks with chairman Mehmet Dalman over replacing Malky Mackay, who was sacked last Friday.

"I feel lucky to be back in the Premier League. I had to have a talk about it with the family obviously but it is a great opportunity," said Solskjaer, who moved quickly to endear himself to the club's supporters.

"Short-term the most important thing is getting points and performances, but longer-term, finishing above Swansea must be an aim," he said with a smile.

The 40-year-old played down reports that Sir Alex Ferguson had warned him against working under owner Vincent Tan, with whom he watched his new side suffer a late 2-0 defeat to Premier League leaders Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on New Year's Day.

"He has wished me the best and given me some good advice as he always does. I had a good conversation with him," he said. "It is absolute nonsense (that he told me to turn down Cardiff).