Solksjaer will accept Sunderland ruling – even if it relegates his Cardiff City

TRUST ... Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

TRUST ... Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.


CARDIFF boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he will ‘accept whatever the outcome is’ of the Premier League’s investigation into Sunderland fielding an ineligible player – even if it results in his side’s relegation.

Striker Ji Dong-won, who has since left the club to join German side Augbsurg, played in four Premier League matches earlier this season despite the club failing to gain international clearance.

The Black Cats, who only picked up in one point in the four games, look unlikely to be deducted points, and Solskjaer, who’s side currently sit only one place and a point above the North-East club, says he will respect any decision the Premier League make.

The former Manchester United striker said: “We accept whatever the outcome is. I don’t say I’m not bothered, but there’s not a lot I can do.”

Pressed on how he would feel if his side were to suffer relegation because of a lack of a points deduction, the Bluebirds boss said: “It would be ifs and buts, but you have to accept whatever decision is made.

“You have got to trust (the Premier League) to make the right decision according to the rules. I can’t read through the rules and regulations and put a point across now.

“But hopefully we will have enough points to be safe anyway.”




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