Solskjaer turns down Aston Villa manager job
A spokesman for the English Premier League said that Ole Gunna Solskjaer has turned down the chance of managing Aston Villa.
“Solskjaer is no longer an alternative for Aston Villa. He has said no for family reasons,” Bryan Doogan told Norway’s TV2 Sport.
TV2 Sport said the Molde manager told Aston Villa, who fired boss Alex McLeish after a disappointing season, of his decision following a dinner with Molde sponsor Kjell Inge Rokke.
Rokke’s company Aker withdrew more than 20 million Norwegian crowns (RM10.5mil) in sponsorship following Solskjaer’s decision to visit Birmingham to talk to Aston Villa about the managerial vacancy. - Reuters
Published May 23, 2012