In Pictures: David Moyes sacked - who will be the next Manchester United manager?
David Moyes has been sacked by Manchester United – quickly leading to the question: who will replace him?
The former Everton manager was hand-picked by his predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson, but Moyes won't have been given that privilege.
After enduring a season which will yield no trophies and the loss of Champions League football, the Glazers will be on the look out for a manager that can quickly return the club to the top table.
With a huge transfer kitty understood to be at any manager's disposal this summer, and the prestige of managing the most successful club in English history, there is likely to be a long queue of interested candidates.
Here, we take a look at the contenders...