Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could land the Man United job on a permanent basis with a win over PSG in the Champions League this month.
The Norwegian has overseen a complete turnaround in the club’s fortunes since taking over from José Mourinho in December, winning eight games and drawing one of his nine in charge to date.
That run of form has seen Manchester United rise from a distant sixth place in the Premier League to the cusp of breaking into the Top Four by the end of the season.
It is now believed that progression to the next round of the Champions League at the expense of Paris St. Germain will be a key determinant in whether the former striker gets the job or not, according to the Daily Mail.
The Red Devils have been linked heavily with Mauricio Pochettino in recent months, but Solskjaer has impressed enough in his short time as caretaker manager to warrant his serious candidature for the position permanently.
The last 16 knockout tie is seen as Solskjaer’s biggest test thus far and beating a Neymar-less PSG would be enough to get him a passing grade.
United face the French champions in the first leg at Old Trafford on Tuesday, February 12th.