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Solskjaer rejects Aston Villa manager offer

May 23, 2012 11:54 IST

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has turned down the chance of managing Aston Villa, a spokesman for the English Premier League said on Tuesday.

"Solskjaer is no longer an alternative for Aston Villa. He has said no for family reasons," Bryan Doogan told Norway's TV2 Sport.

Ole Gunnar SolksjaerTV2 Sport said the Molde manager told Aston Villa, who fired boss Alex McLeish after a disappointing season, of his decision following a dinner with Molde sponsor Kjell Inge Rokke.

Rokke's company Aker withdrew more than 20 million Norwegian crowns in sponsorship following Solskjaer's decision to visit Birmingham to talk to Aston Villa about the managerial vacancy.

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