The Sunday Times has claimed that Barnsley boss Simon Davey could be in the running for the Assistant Manager's role at Manchester United if, as expected, the current incumbent Carlos Queiroz leaves to take over the Portugal national side.
Davey's whose exploits in leading The Reds to victories over Liverpool and Chelsea in the FA Cup last season, have shunted him into the spotlight.
The Sunday Times reports:
Brian McClair, highly regarded by Ferguson for his work as the club's academy director, is among those likely to be considered as a replacement, although United may also look at up-and-coming Championship managers, such as Barnsley's Simon Davey, Simon Grayson of Blackpool and Swansea's Roberto Martinez.
Davey though, whilst admitting he was flattered, laughed off the rumours by telling www.barnsleyfc.co.uk:
"It is flattering to be linked with a club of such stature but I have a job here. We must be doing something right if I am being linked with jobs like this.
"We still have a long way to go at Oakwell and we are all looking forward to the new season".