It’s not the end of the world
As I’m sure most of you are aware, it appears that fan favourite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not be the next Aston Villa manager, after apparently ruling himself out of the running.
The Birmingham Mail first ran the story, and it’s now been picked up by the majority of news outlets. As you’d expect this sparked mass hysteria amongst a number of Villa fans, but perhaps we should look at the bigger picture. It seems we haven’t offered him anything, we’ve not talked about Solksjaer directly and all the clamour has come from the fans and a few select quotes by our friends in Norway.
Personally speaking I would have been happy with Solksjaer, and who knows it may yet happen, such is the Villa way. It was hard not to get sucked into the hype, even though it was verging on the ridiculous on occasion. He was a risk, but one I and many felt was worth taking. Saying that though I wrote yesterday I would have been happy with Martinez or Lambert as well, and that stands. If we get either of those I’d still class this as a successful managerial chase.
I’ve seen people attacking the club and it’s ridiculous. A week or so ago none of us really thought about Solksjaer as the next Villa manager. The club have explored the route, and now it appears Solksjaer has turned it down for personal reasons. After the debacle of the last few years we should talk to more than one man, and now whether by choice or not it appears we will be.
I think it’s time to take a step back and reassess the situation. A few weeks ago we had a manager hated by the masses, a depressed fan base and a negative atmosphere surrounding the club. Fast forward to now and we have a board who look like they want to get this appointment right, and fans excited about the club, it really is a massive difference.
I said I don’t like to comment or post too much on the managerial situation and this is why, it’s just too volatile. We’re still in a good position, and we shouldn’t feel like the world is ending just because one candidate has pulled out of the running.
Let’s sit back, and enjoy whatever is left of this latest dose of Villa drama.