Solskjaer in talks with Villa over manager’s job
Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has opened
talks with Aston Villa about becoming the English Premier League
club’s new manager.
The 39-year-old Norwegian, who has been managing Molde in his
homeland since 2010, has been lined up to replace the fired Alex
McLeish at Villa.
A statement on Molde’s website said the club ”is aware of
interest and contact from Aston Villa, and is aware that Aston
Villa and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are holding talks.”
Solskjaer scored 128 goals in 367 matches for United, including
one against Bayern Munich in United’s 1999 Champions League final
He retired in 2007 after failing to recover from a knee injury
and was a coach of United’s reserves before joining Molde.