I have no doubt at all like I have not since yesterday hat OGS WILL BE Villa manager.
If you believe what he says and it was an ‘informal chat’ then Randy has spent an hell of a lot of money on there. Randy flies back to the States after this chat and with no sign of any other ‘informal chats’. Remember Pete Colley said yesterday was moving day, well that is only OGS, no one else. Pete got this direct from Paul Faulkner.
I am in no doubt that OGS wanted to leave Molde nicely and in good health. We a re a good club and probably allowed him to make his own pace at this. I doubt Randy wanted this to come out but plane spotters eh ??
There were no negotiations, but an informal chat
Why did he bring his wife and agent over for an ‘informal chat’ then ? We are doing this right letting Ole make his own pace and decisions, that is the RIGHT and PROPER thing to do.
If I am wrong (and I won;t be) I will be gutted. He represents a new start for the club, a new thinking and a new way, any other candidate is below him for me and THEY will KNOW that.
such an informal chat that as this LINK shows from Dagbladet that Ole’s agent stayed behind in England, I do wonder why, hmmm ?
: Private Plane to Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner country in Kristiansund Airport yesterday evening, before Solskjaer and advisor Jim Solbakken was along for the ride back to England.
But that does not necessarily mean that Solskjaer would work.
– I wanted to show respect for one of the big clubs in the Premier League by meeting their questions about the initial call, says Solskjaer to Romsdals Budstikke.
He said that he is going to lead Molde from the sidelines as usual in Sunday’s away match against Sandnes Ulf. Jim Solbakken is still in place in England.
Now this is very interesting from RBNETT (LINK but flaky) that Molde’s major backers have now withdrawn their support. (thanks @christercornel)
MOLDE (Rbnett): Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was warned by Røkke and others around Molde Football Club to travel to England.
The manager chose to travel to Birmingham to have conversations about the vacant job as manager of Aston Villa. It should have fallen Røkke and the board of Aker so heavy in the chest that the company has decided to pull out of the running in Molde Football. The decision is a direct consequence of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer talks with Premier League club.
That is awful for the football club and maybe OGS feels he owes them something until their mid season break in two weeks time ? Full statement from AKER is damning of OGS – LINK
EDIT – VITAL NEWS 18:50 – TheTrees on Villatalk has said this
He arrived late morning.
Mr Lerner left at 1530hrs
There has been no private jet movement back to Kristiansund.
To get back today OGS would need to get the 1730 SAS flight from Heathrow to Oslo, to connect with the last flight to Kristiansund. To make this flight he would need to leave Birmingham latest 1430, having been here less than 3 hours, and then he might not make it.
In short, he wouldn’t put himself through that.
Whatever else, OGS is still here, and will not return to Norway until tomorrow at the earliest.
I trust TT totally and he has been proved right in every way.