This story is so fast moving and always late at night, grrrr.
OK it is late at night and almost by the hour a different story so this has been updated with Ole saying after today’s match
I can confirm that I have a clause in the contract to be able to leave Molde to any Premier League club at any time, said, namely, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to Nettavisen Sunday evening.
Pretty obvious all we have to do is to call and confirm the agreement.
Some other quotes from Ole tonight, so very diplomatic
I have spoken to Røkke (the financial backer), and we have decided to look forward. Put the events of this weekend behind us and improve.
The process we’ve been through should make this club stronger. We are going to get more professional and get better in every aspect.
Yes, I can continue [as Molde manager], despite what has happened. We’ve put it behind us, and I want to look forward.
My contract runs for another two years. It’s important that the communication between myself and the board is direct, not through media.
It’s business as usual. Game on Thursday and training all week. May is an important month, and we have a lot of confidence right now
Premier League is appealing, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens. I’m flattered by the interest, though. That’s not a secret
So we know that investor Kjell Inge Røkke defended the releasing of the statement that Ole had provided yesterday. We know that there is a Rokke press conference at 21:15 BST (now cancelled it seems). Now his good friend and fellow investor Bjørn Rune Gjelsten on TV has said
“We were not prepared for the offers could come so early. I contributed with 2-3 million pounds, and that I had never done if I knew that the footballer would disappear after one year, Gjelsten said.
Now we look at these words (through google translator of course !!) and it leaves nothing to doubt. This is talking in the past tense and he is saying Ole will be going. If that is the case then there is little doubt where he will be.
EDIT – Even more information as Gjelsten has been on TV further and @andymeide has translated as
Gjelsten: “I’m sorry he might leave”
Gjelsten says that only OGS knows what will happen, but wishes him good luck if he decides to leave Molde
Gjelsten talking about OGS in past tense
@ohpebbles has watched the same and his take is
He’s talking exclusively in the past tense. “We had”, “Ole had”, “Our plan was”, “I’m sad Ole might leave”.
Is anyone in any more doubt ?