Denorios (denorios) wrote in manutd,

Aston Villa 'in talks' with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Aston Villa are talking to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about taking over as their new manager, according to the former Manchester United striker's club Molde.

Villa are looking for a replacement for Alex McLeish, who was sacked on Monday after 11 months in charge.

BBC Midlands has been told Solskjaer is on the private jet of Villa owner Randy Lerner heading to Birmingham.

Solskjaer, 39, has been boss of Molde since November 2010, guiding to them to their first ever Norwegian title.

A statement on Molde's website read: "Molde Football Club is aware of interest and contact from Aston Villa, and is aware that Aston Villa and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are holding talks."

After retiring from playing in 2008, he spent two and a half years in charge of United's reserve team.

Solskjaer then returned to his native Norway and led Molde to their title in his debut season.

He is one year into a four-year contract and could look forward to Champions League football next season if he remained at Molde.

He became a cult hero at Old Trafford where he made 366 appearances, scoring 126 goals in 11 seasons famously scoring an injury-time winner in United's dramatic Champions League victory in 1999.

So what do we think? I for one am really excited by this. I love Ole, love him desperately, and I would love to see him one day managing United. But he's not there yet, he needs experience at a bigger club than Molde, and Premier League experience too.

If he makes a success at Villa, he can see him taking over from Fergie in a few years. And that would be the kind of appointment that would work - he understands United, loves the club, understands the culture and the history and the style of play, and the fans adore him.
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