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

win.

He retired in 2007 after failing to recover from a knee injury

and was a coach of United’s reserves before joining Molde.