Solskjaer tips Giggs to succeed Ferguson as Man Utd manager

Ryan Giggs wants to be the next Manchester United manager when Sir Alex Ferguson retires, former United forward Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said, according to the Daily Mirror.

Solskjaer, now manager of Molde in Norway, former boss of United’s reserves and a long-time teammate of Giggs, believes the Welsh winger will play for another season but wants to succeed 71-year-old Ferguson when he calls it a day. And Solskjaer believes Giggs could have what it takes to make a success of the position.

He’s looking at that United job for himself, Giggsy. He’s got top potential,” Solskjaer said. “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.

Solskjaer has been linked with a succession of posts in English football, including vacancies at Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa, but thus far has remained at Molde. He admits however that if he was ever offered the job of managing United, he would relish the opportunity.

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,” Solskjaer added. “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.

Solskjaer moved to Old Trafford from Molde in 1996, going on to play more than 350 times for the current Premier League leaders, scoring 126 goals and winning the title on six occasions and the Champions League once.

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