The Norwegian was also wanted by Molde.
West Ham United take on Blackburn Rovers on Sunday afternoon.
The Queens Park Rangers boss may need time at Loftus Road but certainly hasn't made any progress so far.
Arsenal drew 0-0 at home to Hull City in the FA Cup.
The Tottenham gaffer does not need a potentially disruptive influence in the dressing room.
The Baggies were knocked out of the FA Cup by Reading, just a day after their manager took a few digs at the Villa...
Could Nigel Pearson be the next Derby County boss?
The pundit and Leeds boss weren't happy with the winger after the Watford defeat.
Hull City boss Steve Bruce has commented on promotion rivals Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County.
The backup shot stopper will start for West Ham in the FA Cup on Sunday.
Newcastle's Moussa Sissoko has reportedly told Chelsea striker Loic Remy to re-join the Magpies.
There are more job cuts ahead in the oil and gas sector, now that the major cost reductions have been squeezed out of capital expenditure and the supply chain, a global survey revealed.
For more than a month, Facebook has been trying to convince Indian regulators to lift a ban on its Free Basics program but recent developments indicate the social media giant isn't having much success.