Brian McClair is in the frame to succeed Carlos Queiroz as new assistant manager at Manchester United.

Queiroz is expected to accept an offer to take up the coaching reigns with Portugal and the Sunday Times says McClair, highly regarded by Sir Alex Ferguson for his work as the club's academy director, is among those likely to be considered as a replacement.

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.