Villa job too early for Laursen
Martin Laursen claims it would be a "dream" for him to manage Aston Villa in future but the Dane admits he isn't yet ready for the job.
The former Villa captain has been linked with a possible return to the Midlands as the club step up their search for a new boss following the sacking of Alex McLeish. However, Laursen says the vacancy won't be filled by him on this occasion as he still needs to gain more experience to be considered for such a big role. The ex-Denmark international was forced to hang up his boots three years ago while on Villa's books due to a serious knee injury. Laursen is currently undertaking his coaching badges while adding to his knowledge as a member of the backroom setup at Danish side Sollerod-Vedbaek. Laursen said: "That (the speculation) is flattering but it (Villa) is too soon for me, I'm afraid. I'm taking my coaching badges in Denmark and coaching at Sollerod to get some experience. "It is going well but to manage Villa is too early. In the future, that would be a dream for me. Fans know how much I love Villa, a great club."