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Premier League 433 2340 Sir Alex Ferguson's possible successors at Manchester United 31738690 Thanks for the memories Thanks+for+the+memories Premier League

It’s the end of an era in Manchester. Sir Alex Ferguson will stand down as manager after 26 years with Manchester United. Along the way, he collected 13 top-flight titles and 38 trophies with the club to become the world’s greatest manager in the sport. Now the focus turns to who comes next. We break down the top candidates:

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Premier League 433 2340 Sir Alex Ferguson's possible successors at Manchester United 31738685 David Moyes, Everton David+Moyes%2C+Everton Premier League

The 50-year-old Scot is the odds-on favorite to succeed Sir Alex, with his career at Everton having drawn praise and admiration from around the world. A master at player development and a genius at unearthing diamonds in the rough, Moyes has long been thought to be far too talented to stay at Everton forever. The third-longest serving manager in the Premier League, after only Arsene Wenger and Ferguson himself. Moyes seems to tick all the boxes United are looking for to be Ferguson’s successor.

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Premier League 433 2340 Sir Alex Ferguson's possible successors at Manchester United 31738688 Jose Mourinho, Real Madrid Jose+Mourinho%2C+Real+Madrid Premier League

The so-called 'Special One' blazed his way across Europe with Porto and Chelsea, and is known to be unhappy at Real Madrid. He has been long rumored to be returning to Stamford Bridge, but with Ferguson’s retirement, he may be the man to slide into one of the world’s biggest clubs.

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Premier League 433 2340 Sir Alex Ferguson's possible successors at Manchester United 31738686 Jurgen Klopp, Borussia Dortmund Jurgen+Klopp%2C+Borussia+Dortmund Premier League

The Dortmund manager has worked wonders with a low-cost, high-class set of youngsters in Germany and his effervescent style would certainly fit the bill at United. Just 45, Klopp doesn’t have the longest resume but has succeeded at every level of the game, going from an impressive playing career at Mainz to becoming the mastermind behind European dynamos Dortmund.

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Premier League 433 2340 Sir Alex Ferguson's possible successors at Manchester United 31738687 Carlos Queiroz, Iran Carlos+Queiroz%2C+Iran Premier League

Ferguson’s former assistant is credited with infusing United with its Portuguese flair. Currently the manager of Iran, he is a well-respected technocrat who has shown skill at every level of the game. (At one time, he was tipped to take over as the manager of the United States.) It’s known he would love a chance to manage a giant club again after an unsatisfactory spell at Real Madrid – but that short tenure, which saw Real finish fourth in 2003-04 - might be enough to dissuade United’s boardroom from bringing him in.

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Premier League 433 2340 Sir Alex Ferguson's possible successors at Manchester United 31738065 Manuel Pellegrini, Malaga Manuel+Pellegrini%2C+Malaga Premier League

The well-travelled Chilean coach is highly respected throughout the game for his work in Spain and Argentina, but he is considered a wild-card for United. But at Malaga – a club struggling with poverty – he has been a miracle worker, taking them deep into this year’s Champions League despite having to sell off some of the team’s top talents like Santi Cazorla and Rondon. Experienced and respected, he brings gravitas.

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Premier League 433 2340 Sir Alex Ferguson's possible successors at Manchester United 31741458 Carlo Ancelotti, Paris Saint-Germain Carlo+Ancelotti%2C+Paris+Saint-Germain Premier League

One of the best managers in the game, Ancelotti is known to be getting itchy feet at PSG, and wouldn’t mind a move to greener pastures. He’s experienced at every level of the game, having won two Champions League titles with Milan and two league titles to date (one each with Chelsea and Milan). He’s cerebral and skilled, but is he a good fit for the Stretford End?

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Premier League 433 2340 Sir Alex Ferguson's possible successors at Manchester United 31741457 Roy Keane, unemployed Roy+Keane%2C+unemployed Premier League

The former United star is beloved for his uncompromising attitude and tough tackling but as a manager, he’s a long-shot. He wasn’t great shakes at Ipswich or Sunderland and has been out of touchline work since 2011. What he does have is authority at Old Trafford, and it’s not too far a stretch to suggest that a return to his old stomping grounds is in the offing. However, he has rankled Ferguson with a few of his forthright comments, especially Nani's red card against Real Madrid, so his chances aren't great.

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Premier League 433 2340 Sir Alex Ferguson's possible successors at Manchester United 31741459 Guus Hiddink, Anzhi Makhachkala Guus+Hiddink%2C+Anzhi+Makhachkala Premier League

Another highly-regarded mercenary, the Dutch manager has the pedigree, with World Cup experience and a European Cup under his belt. Currently with Anzhi, it’s known that Hiddink wouldn’t mind a move away from Russia, but his stature has declined in recent times. A long-shot.

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Premier League 433 2340 Sir Alex Ferguson's possible successors at Manchester United 31738691 Gary Neville, England assistant coach Gary+Neville%2C+England+assistant+coach+ Premier League

A coach under Roy Hodgson with the England national team, the former United fullback clearly has the desire to move onto the touchline – but the experience is lacking. No one questions his passion or commitment – Ferguson himself calls Neville a great student of the game – but this position seems beyond Neville.

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Premier League 433 2340 Sir Alex Ferguson's possible successors at Manchester United 31738692 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Molde (Norway) Ole+Gunnar+Solskjaer%2C+Molde+%28Norway%29 Premier League

The former United reserves coach is now with Molde, where he has won back to back Tippeligaen titles. Solskjaer is a more credible candidate than some others – he is beloved at Old Trafford by players and boardroom staff alike – and he is clearly on the path toward becoming a major name on the touchlines. But coming back at this level this soon? That might be a stretch.

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