Solskjaer rules out Bolton role

Molde manager Ole Gunnar SolskjaerOle Gunnar Solskjaer has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant Bolton manager’s post.

The Norwegian coach has started his career on the touchline in positive fashion, winning the top flight in his homeland with Molde since he took over in 2011.

The former Manchester United attacker knows the English game well and is being touted as one of the most promising young managers in the European game.

Solskjaer has been linked with a number of positions in the United Kingdom, with Aston Villa approaching the Scandinavian in the summer after Alex McLeish was sacked.

Solskjaer refused the option to move to Villa Park, and it is believed that Blackburn also approached him over their managerial position following the axing of Steve Kean.

With Owen Coyle recently being given his marching orders by the Trotters Solskjaer is one of the favourites to step into the Reebok Stadium hotseat, but this will not be the case.

“There will always be speculation when someone in England needs a new manager,” Solskjaer told Norwegian newspaper Romsdals Budstikke, translated to English by Sky Sports.

“There are surely 20 names who have been linked with Bolton now and it’s natural that mine is among them. But it’s not for me.

“Blackburn, Bolton, rumours crop up all the time. But I’m not that bothered about them.

“I’m absolutely certain I will see out the season here I can promise that,” he concluded.

Many Manchester Untied fans have dreams that their former striker will one day replace Sir Alex Ferguson in the Old Trafford hotseat.

By Gareth McKnight

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