Queens Park Rangers head-coach Steve McClaren has tipped current Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to upgrade his position and remain at the club on permanent basis.
Solskjaer has replaced Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford in December and the team’s ex-striker has overseen nine victories and one draw from his 10 games in charge of Man Utd.
McClaren was Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant while Solskjaer was a player and he thinks that it’s an easy decision for Manchester United to select their next manager.
“I think everyone was astonished at the appointment,” McClaren told Sky Sports News. “(But) I know Ole well. He’s a thinker and he’s intelligent. He’s a very good communicator with players. He’s come into a situation where some people said he had nothing to lose – but he had everything to lose.
“I think he’s exceeded all expectations. They’ve played exciting, attacking, Manchester United old traditional football. And if it continues to work, I think Manchester United will have an easy decision to make at the end of the season.
“I’ve got to say he has tremendous staff around him; Mike Phelan must be a great help. The players have bought into it all very quickly and adapted to what they want and it’s working.
“Ole proved in the Tottenham [Hotspur] game last month what a good tactician he is and United will be a threat to all the top teams. And who knows – if you go on a run – anything can happen.”