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Saturday 25 October 2014

In Pictures: David Moyes sacked - who will be the next Manchester United manager?

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp
Currently the manager of Borussia Dortmund, Klopp coached his team to the Champions League final in 2013. He also delivered back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2010/11 and 2011/12, despite Dortmund being in the financial shadow of Bayern Munich. All of that was achieved while playing a distinctive attractive style of football. After six years at the club, it could be time for the 46-year-old German to move on.
Fabio Capello
Fabio Capello
The former England manager has coached the likes of Real Madrid, AC Milan, Juventus and Roma. He now resides over the Russian national team who topped their group in qualification for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil to ensure they are at the biggest tournament of them all for the first time since 2002.
File photo dated 31/03/2014 of Manchester United manager David Moyes and Ryan Giggs. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 22, 2014. Ryan Giggs will be named as interim manager of Manchester United later today, Press Association Sport understands. Ryan Giggs will be named as interim manager of Manchester United later today, Press Association Sport understands. See PA story SOCCER Man Utd. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
Ex-United players
If Manchester United were to choose from one of their own, they would have plenty of ex-players to pick from. Caretaker manager Ryan Giggs (left) would be a popular pick as he was already a player/coach with the current squad. Others in management who served as a player under Sir Alex Ferguson include Roy Keane, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, both Neville brothers and Steve Bruce. Mark Hughes played for United along with Gordon Strachan and Laurent Blanc. While none of them have particularly overachieved in any of their positions, a former player is often a safe choice if the owners don't want to upset the fans.

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...

Source: Independent

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