Premier League - Solskjaer rejects Villa job

Tue, 22 May 22:55:00 2012

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has turned down the chance of managing Aston Villa, a spokesman for the Premier League club said.

McLeish sacked as 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 ($3.37 million) in sponsorship following Solskjaer's decision to visit Birmingham to talk to Aston Villa about the managerial vacancy

Reuters

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