OLE Gunnar Solskjaer is still the leading contender for Aston Villa’s managerial vacancy after leaving the door open for an offer from chairman Randy Lerner.
Contrary to media reports today, the Molde manager has not turned down the claret and blues or ruled himself out of the running to replace Alex McLeish.
In fact, in a diplomatic interview, respectful to both clubs, Solskjaer revealed he would give Villa his consideration if they decide to make him an offer.
Confusion reigned this afternoon when parts of Solskjaer’s press conference with the Norwegian media was seemingly lost in translation as it reached England.
Some outlets, including the Birmingham Mail website, carried a Press Association report erroneously suggesting the 39-year-old had rejected Villa’s advances.
However, after several checks with trusted Norwegian sources present throughout the press conference, it became clear Solskjaer had done no such thing.
Instead, the former Manchester United favourite, reportedly trod a fine line between being courteous to his current employers and his Villa suitors.