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Exclusive: Ferguson replacement should be Mourinho

Mourinho has had some controversial episodes at Real Madrid. (©GettyImages)
Mourinho has had some controversial episodes at Real Madrid. (©GettyImages).

Jose Mourinho is the best manager to replace Sir Alex Ferguson when the legend finally retires from Old Trafford, according to a Givemefootball poll, with over 35,000 fans having their say over who should be taking on one of the toughest positions in football.

 

As Ferguson celebrated his 25 years at United last week, pundits and fans alike discussed who would be capable of dealing with the pressure and expectation associated with filling the Scotsman’s shoes.

 

Mourinho is a name that often comes up in association with a possible move to United, and Ferguson has said that he sees some of himself in the Portuguese manager.

 

And 61% of fans agree that Mourinho would be an apt replacement for Ferguson when he does hang up the preverbial boots for the last time.

 

Surprisingly, only 9% of United supporters chose Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola as an apt replacement for Ferguson, with 29% opting for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is currently managing Norwegian side Molde. Guardiola has two Champions League trophies in the last three years under his belt, as well as three La Liga titles.

 

While Mourinho has a great pedigree, winning the Champions League with two different clubs and amassing endless domestic titles and cups, he is yet to prove himself in a long term management position, which would make him a slightly risky move if Ferguson does decide the time is right to retire.

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