Solskjaer turns down Villa post

Solskjaer turns down Villa post

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears to have ruled himself out of the running for the Aston Villa job.

The former Manchester United forward said today he intends to “stand by” the remaining two years on his contract at current club Molde, having held talks with managerless Villa yesterday.

The Norwegian faced the media this morning to clarify his position after flying to Birmingham yesterday.

“I have not had any offers,” Solskjaer told a press conference. “I’m not looking for another job.

“In football, and in life in general, things turn up that you have to make decisions about. I have a contract for two more years and I’ll stand by that.”

Solskjaer returned to Norway last night to learn that Molde’s billionaire backer Kjell Inge Rokke had pulled the plug on his company’s 20-year support, which included building the club a new stadium in the late 1990s, as a result of the Villa talks.

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