United old boy set for Villa talks
Aston Villa have jetted into Norway to open talks with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about the vacant managerial position at Villa Park.
As we reported on Thursday, the former Manchester United striker and reserve-team coach, who is currently in charge of Molde in his homeland, had his odds to become Alex McLeish's replacement at Villa Park slashed.
And, while Norwich boss Paul Lambert, Swansea chief Brendan Rodgers and Roberto Martinez, who has been given permission to speak to Liverpool over the managerial post, are still amongst the frontrunners, it seems Villa are making positive strides to appoint Solskjaer.
A report and photograph in the Norwegian press has shown Villa owner Randy Lerner's private jet in Kristiansund in Norway with reports claiming it will fly Solskjaer back to Birmingham for talks with the club's hierarchy about taking over the Villa hot-seat.
Lerner is thought to want a bright young manager to take on the job and Solskjaer, who helped United's reserves to title glory during his time at Old Trafford, certainly fits the bill given that he also guided Molde to their first Norwegian championship in the club's 100-year history last term after just a year-and-a-half in management.