Mark Hughes - in talks with Manchester City about taking over at Eastlands - and Roy Keane, who both won league titles as players under Ferguson, have made impressive starts to their managerial careers and are understandably mentioned whenever talk turns to the 66-year-old´s replacement. The Scot believes his assistant manager Carlos Queiroz is equally well placed to step into his shoes, despite an unhappy season in charge of Real Madrid in 2003/04.
"You can´t discount them, obviously, but it´s not a prerequisite for the job," he said.
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