Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly keen to appoint Gary Neville as manager of Manchester United’s reserves in succession to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Sunday People reports that the Norwegian plans to return to Norway as coach of Molde - his former club - and that Ferguson will grant the legendary striker an exit from Old Trafford.
The Scot will be turning to his veteran defender and one of his main advisers in the dressing room to take over the job.
United captain Neville is seen as fit for the role even though he is still a key defender in the Red Devils’ first XI.
Should Neville want the job, Ferguson will let him take it part-time so that he can still fulfil his first-team squad duties.
Neville is one of the oldest players at Manchester United and has been in and ut of action in recent seasons through injury.
Coaching is in his plans but he does not wish to give up his jersey too readily.