It'll boil down to whether Mourinho and Chelsea have struck a deal. If they have then Moyes will be Man U manager with someone like Phillip Neville as a part of his backroom staff.
The Other problem I see with Mourinho going to Man U is he'll leave in 2-3 years. If they want great PR and instant impact (short-term success) then Jose is ideal. If they want longer term stability Moyes is the sensible choice IMO.
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David Moyes is the best candidate imo. Especially as Ferguson is staying on the board. Specualtion, but if Moyes were to bring Baines and Fellaini it would strengthen Utd's two biggest needs while helping the transition for Moyes.
Mourinho may well bring trophies sooner than Moyes, but he brings a heck of a lot of other off field stuff too. This appointment should be bout the next 5-7 years not the next 2.
As a Liverpool FC supporter all my life even I have to admit that Sir Alex is perhaps the greatest manager to have graced the english game and his acheivements will surely never be repeated. In stark contrast to the likes of Chelsea and their revolving door policy the way Man Utd have stuck by their man has been the basis on which the success has been built, stability has been the key and is something owners and chairmen of other clubs need to look at closely...even Liverpool!!
Moyes is a dead cert now according to Sky Sports this morning with an announcement due on his successor expected within 48 hours...don't beleive that but you would think someone had already been lined up to replace him.
Perhaps all other clubs might have a shout at the title now?? Will be an interesting season next year though.
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I've got £20 on Mourinho at 11/10. Man Utd can sweeten the deal with offering a good price on Rooney to Real which might offset that buyout clause.
Why would Mourinho need Chelsea on his cv again, when he could have Man Utd - what a set !!
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The greatest manager of all time. Gonna be a strange atmosphere at old Trafford on Sunday,mixed emotions. My choice would be moyes to come in.
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The greatest manager of all time.
That would be Bob Paisley then.
“Out beyond ideas of wrong and right, there is a field.
I'll meet you there."
Bob Paisly inherited a superb side,Sir Alex didn't,he also structured the club and installed a phylosophy of how a club should be run,mixing youth and experiance(that had died out many many years before)
Think it's more of a question: Why would Man U want a manager that costs a fortune and leaves after a couple of seasons? Then you're back to square one.
3 European cups. 6 titles, etc in 9 years.
With humility and with dignity. Not something that Ferguson could be accused of.
Ok,i'm not getting into an argument here...you are intitled to your opinion,but what was Sir Alex knighted for excactly....how many teams did he build,dissmantel and re-build in 26yrs at one club
No argument, no doubt Fergie is the most succesful manager of all time. And he had longeivity.
But here's a half-analogy (sticking with Man U too!).
Who is the greatest player of all time for Man U?
Ryan Giggs or George Best?
I'd say it was George Best.
(Possibly Bobby Charlton, but that destroys my analogy )
Not totally surprised by Fergies' retirement. There had been a health scare recently, when he suffered with reoccurring cases of hemorrhaging.
Went to both home & away games against Real. But Fergies' no-show at the post-match press-conference, after clearly feeling hurt when United were rather unfortunately knocked-out of the Champios League, made us wonder about his future motivation & the tongues wagging of those who attended.
He will, understandably, be perceived as occaisionally belligerent, cantankerous, dour & graceless. But, to many observers he's undoubtedly mellowed since his days as manager of Aberdeen. Take the last match against Chelski, or even the Derby at Old Trafford. He did acknowledge, if begrugingly, that their opponents played better on the day.
Being an admirer of the achievements of Busby, 'Ol' Big 'ead', Paisley & Shankley, perhaps it could be argued that he should have won one or two more Champions League titles. But, as far as his domestic record is concerned, he's clearly out on his own.
Thanks for the great football, title-winning teams & those glorious memories. Enjoy your retirement, you've earned it.
All the best Fergie.
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The greatest natural talent was Besty,the greatest player i would say is Giggs,playing at 41 is incredible(at this leval)this is the only reason i put him above Sir Bobby.
Ferguson is without doubt a wonderful winning machine and Man U have to be congratulated for keeping faith with him early on when things were not so rosy.
I will not be sorry to see him go though because he is incapable of losing to a better team on a particular day. It is always someone elses fault, usually the ref or linesman, just never that Man U were beaten by a better team this day.
We do tend to denegrate winners in the UK and I don't wish to do that. I just wish he had the moral fortitude to lose with grace.
Yes he does blame refs, the FA, international friendlies etc. (name me a manager vwho doesn't), but I would say he more than any other PL manager is quick to give credit where credits due. I would say your statement would be better directed at someone like Wenger rather than SAF.
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He also inherited a team of P--S Heads which took a while to clear out ( eg Whiteside, McGrath etc.) but stopped short at getting rid of the main culprit (Brian Robson) as that would have been too much for the fans to take.
Did you know Mourinho owns a property in Prestbury?
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