Wednesday, March 13, 2013
''GIGGS WANT TO REPLACE FERGUSON AS MANCHESTER UNITED MANAGER'' OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER
Former Manchester United striker,Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that former team mate Ryan Giggs has set his sights on being the next Manchester United manager when Sir Alex Ferguson finally steps down.
Solskjaer, who is the manager of successful Norwegian side Molde, has been linked with the Old Trafford job himself after launching his coaching career with the Red Devils.
But Solskjaer told the Daily Mirror: 'He's looking at that United job for himself, Giggsy. He's got top potential.
'Giggsy is going to play another year, but I'd say he's got his eyes and ears open more to what the manager is doing.'
Seventy one years old Alex Ferguson is showing no sign of stepping out of the front-line, but Solksjaer keeps in close touch with his former club, and reckons he has read the signs that the midfielder is lining up to eventually slide into the Old Trafford giants' hot seat.
Solskjaer was linked with both the Aston Villa and Blackburn jobs last year, but both times insisted he was happy to stay in his home country to gain more experience.
And while he admits he would love to one day be thought good enough to manage United, he views Welsh war-horse Giggs as a more natural candidate.