Date: 18th May 2012 at 6:40pm
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Aston Villa have released a brief statement following the speculation and confirmation of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a person of interest in the press.

The statement on the Official Site reads as follows:

‘The Aston Villa board has embarked upon an interview process which will lead to the appointment of a new manager. This process will be focused and consistent with the board’s objectives which are to secure a manager who can help to reinvigorate the club and bring some vibrancy back to Villa.

‘We are aware that certain individuals have been linked with our managerial vacancy but, out of respect to all potential candidates and any clubs they may currently be employed by, we will not discuss specific individuals by name. We will update supporters when we have more news.’

I think we can all guess at the short list of names they’ll be working through.

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