It is certainly a fact that today’s press conference at Molde has created quite a stir.
Forgetting the British press for the moment and their OTT reaction and look at this page from VGNETT – LINK. Scroll to the bottom of the page and you will see two videos. We may not be able to speak Norwegian but look at OGS’s body language. That is not the body language of someone comfortable with the conference is it ?
Then we have piece also from VG – LINK.
You will need obviously a translator for it but the gist is two fold.
Firstly that the Molde Chairman can not guarantee OGS will stay. He knows as we all do that Villa will or have asked Ole to be the manager and he will come.
Molde chairman, Øystein Neerland: “I can’t guarantee that Ole will be here at the end of the season. Managers can be bought, like players.”
Secondly, it seems the chairman is more worried that Ole caught a private plane and the discussions were supposed to be discreet. This may have more to with the issues with the backers you suspect and maybe he never told them what would happen ?
Like in the past two days these pieces do nothing at all to persuade me that OGS will NOT be the next Villa manager.
This is a translated video from today, like the body language in this one.
Look at 5.19 onwards when directly asked about the job, we head hunted and he knows that. He knows he is our number one and he wants to come IMHO.