Manchester United will give Sir Alex Ferguson a say in who becomes the club’s next manager, despite the fact that his decision to announce David Moyes as his successor went so terribly wrong.
According to the Telegraph the reigning Premier League champions will consult Ferguson as they attempt to pick through the candidates for the Old Trafford hot seat, and have already compiled a short-list of men deemed suitable for the position. The likes of Holland coach Louis van Gaal, Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp, and Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti are all being touted as potential Moyes replacements, though no decision is likely to be made until the end of the season.
It remains to be seen whether or not the club will face a backlash over the decision to hand Ferguson a say in who next steps into the dugout. The former United boss, who stepped down last summer after a famous reign in charge, has been widely criticised by fans for his decision to push Moyes into the role he vacated, and there may reside fears that he could make another error of judgement.
Of course this time around there can be no room for mistakes, and the United board will most certainly be aiming for the stars with regards to who they choose to run the team. The trio of Klopp, Ancelotti and Van Gaal all have tremendous resumes, but one more bad season could put the Red Devils significantly out of touch with the rest of Europe’s super powers.