Sir Alex Ferguson is, without a doubt, one of the greatest managers in the game of football, but at the age of 71 his time in charge of his beloved club is coming to an end. 

Needless to say, his legacy will be unmatched, however who would be the best replacement, when the time eventually comes?

Here we look at three possible candidates for the top job at Old Trafford: 

Jose Mourinho:

Many football fanatics have cried out for Mourinho to take charge at United. He has won countless of trophies at a number of different clubs throughout Europe. However, his track record is what leads me to believe he is not the ideal replacement for Ferguson.

Mourinho would much better be suited to a return to Chelsea, a team used to the constant switching of management. At United, for over 26 years Ferguson has ran the club  giving United consistency year after year - one of the reasons behind their success.

If Jose were to join the Red Devils, it would be unlikely for him to stay long as he doesn’t tend to stay with a team for more than three years at a time. 

Mourinho has a dense knowledge of the game, and experience in almost all cultures of the game, but unless he is ready to settle at one club then he is not the right replacement for Sir Alex.

Pep Guardiola:

Pep Guardiola managed Barcelona, during their reign of Europe, and will soon be in charge of Bayern Munich, who have already successfully won the Bundesliga, and look set for possible European glory.

Pep has proved his ability to coach top-level teams, and bring instant success. He also seems less likely to switch teams, and would possibly settle down more easily the Jose at United.

What brings me to doubt success at United for Guardiola, is inexperience in England. Pep has never managed in the fast passed English league, questioning whether his tiki-taka tactics would bring success to Old Trafford.

David Moyes:

For me, an ideal replacement for Sir Alex Ferguson would be David Moyes. Although he has not won silver-wear with Everton, he has been very consistent in finishing in the top half of the table. 

Moyes even qualified for the Champions League, in the 2003-04 season, proving his ability to coach successful teams, regardless of the resources.

The main reason Moyes is a good fit for United, is he will bring stability to the club for numerous years. Celebrating his 50th birthday last week, he still has 20 odd years till he catches up with Sir Alex’s age, allowing plenty of time to settle in, and more importantly win trophies.

Moyes’ dedication to staying with one club, and his extensive experience in the premier league suggests he would make a fitting replacement for Sir Alex.

What do you think? Have your say in the comment section bellow.


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