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Sir Alex Ferguson recently retired as manager of Manchester United. Not only did the Red Devils lose an icon, but the managerial world lost its 'boss'.

Arsene Wenger, Jurgen Klopp, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola are now considered to be the most famous and most successful managers in world football. This article is not attempting to choose the greatest manager in the world today but instead it will examine three managers who could become world class in the future....

1. Ole Gunnar Solskjær

The former United hitman will be forever known by the Old Trafford faithful as the baby-faced assassin. His ability to come off the bench and win a game was phenomenal. The attribute was largely due to Solksjaer's ability to read the game.

Solskjaer had the mind of a manager since his playing days; spotting holes in the defence, timing the runs of players and deciding the best way to exploit any situation. 

His first step into management came with boyhood club Molde. In 2010, Solskjaer took over a sleeping giant - much like his mentor Ferguson had done before him. A mixture of his own football and management skills and the years of working under Ferguson has seen Solskjaer lead his side to two historic titles in 2011 and 2012 on a shoestring budget.

His third season was more difficult and the team flirted with relegation until a late rally by Solskjaer and his men brought the team back up the league table.

The Norwegian League is by no means the toughest league in the world but it does not change the fact that Solskjaer has been very successful and created a team of champions.

If Solskjaer's career continues to develop at rapid pace and he continues to taste success, then we can be sure that the Messiah of Molde will be moving to Manchester in the future.

2. Malky Mackay

Ask any Cardiff fan about Mackay and they will give you a glowing review. Mackay took Cardiff from the Championship to the promised land of the Premier League last season. While many had tipped Cardiff to struggle, the Welsh club have performed admirably under Mackay.

While Cardiff did not play the most beautiful football, they did play generally good football and with signings such as Steven Caulker, Mackay looked to have secured the top-flight future of Cardiff Football Club.

Despite the mismanagement of the board and challenges from the owner, Cardiff are performing well this season and that is in no small part due to the genius of Mackay. 

He has the Scots fury of Moyes and Ferguson meaning he likes to create his own team and will not tolerate others running his team for him and his managerial skills are constantly developing. It was a crime that Mackay was sacked recently but one cannot doubt that the young manager is destined for great things in the future. 

3. Sami Hyypia 

Hyypia is the most high-profile manager on this list, currently in charge of Bayer Leverkusen. The young Finnish coach had made a name for himself as a star of Liverpool during his playing career and it seems his managerial career will be equally as successful.

His team are second in the Bundesliga, challenging arguably the strongest squad in the world today - Bayern Munich. They play great attacking football and this has made them a joy to behold for their own fans and footballing fans around the world. 

Hyypia will one day become a world-class manager.

These three managers have the leadership, tactical knowledge and man-management skills to continue bright starts to their careers and become world renowned managers.

While Hyypia's team have been flying high at the moment, Mackay is out of work due to a recent sacking and Solskjaer is surely destined for a move aboard. I have no doubt that all three will manage in England.

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