Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Ryan Giggs wants to eventually replace Sir Alex as the manager of Manchester United.
Solskjaer, who is currently managing Norwegian side Molde, has also been linked with the job at Old Trafford when Sir Alex eventually decides to retire. The Scotsman, who has been at the helm of the club since 1986, is heading towards another possible league double and many believe next season Sir Alex might decide to hang up his boot – although the 71 year old has showed no signs of slowing down.
Lot of managers, including Jose Mourinho, have been earmarked for replacing Alex Ferguson. But Solskjaer believes Giggs is keeping his options open and will be in line for the job as he retires after playing for one more season.
“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.” – The former Norwegian forward said in an interview.
But the 40-year-old also revealed his desire to manage to club in the future and marked it as the ‘biggest job in the world’. Solskjaer has been earlier linked with Aston Villa and Blackburn but he insisted on staying back at his home country to gain more experience.
“You have to dream big – if you don’t dream big, you won’t make it. So let’s just wait and see what happens.
“Giggsy will know that. He’s got real potential and he will be looking at what the manager is doing.
“I’ve said it before that my dream is to manage Man United. That’s tongue in cheek, really, because it’s a massive job – the biggest job in the world.” – added Solskjaer.
Giggs, who completed his 1000 senior appearances during Manchester United’s 2nd leg tie against Manchester United, recently signed a one-year contract extension. Sir Alex is expected to have a big say in choosing his successor at United and Giggs, with his 23 years long association with the club, might be the one he passes the baton onto. The 39-year old might not have any previous experience of managing a club, but at least he has the advantage of learning from the best in the business.