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Solskjaer says 'No'. Where next for Villa?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Photo: PA

It had seemed Midlands football was going all Scandinavian, or to be more precise, Norwegian. First Stale Solbakken took charge at Wolves and then news broke that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was in talks with [Many Villa fans will be disappointed by Solskjaer's withdrawal, he is young, enthusiastic and as a player had flair and talent but let's not forget he is still inexperienced as a manager, handling a club in Norway is one thing, facing the pressures, expectations and egos of the Premier League is something else.

So where do Villa turn next? Well the approach for Solskjaer suggests Villa are willing to think 'outside the box'. But even so the favourites are once again the obvious names, Wigan manager Roberto Martinez (he turned Villa down before), Swansea's Brendan Rodgers (he is very loyal to Swansea) and Paul Lambert (Norwich have made it clear they'll do everything in their power to keep their manager'>Aston Villa]( to become their main man.But despite his clear ambition to one day manage in the the Premier League, the former Manchester United striker has now ruled himself out, citing ).

Maybe it will be one of these three, but personally I hope Villa have another 'Solskjaer' up their sleeve, there's always something exciting about bringing fresh talent to the Premier League, it comes with risk, but just maybe it is a risk worth taking.

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