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Fergie The Kingmaker

Sir Alex Ferguson will help choosing his own successor at Manchester United, David Gill revealed.

It's not a huge surprise, really. I don't think anyone expected Fergie to simply go and not be asked about whom he thought to be the right man for the job. The boss may not retire for a couple of more years but he can already start thinking about his replacement.

'The owners and myself and people involved will obviously get his views,' Gill said.

'Somebody who has managed the club for so many years and who knows the club inside out and knows what is required would be invaluable.

'It would be remiss of us not to have a discussion with him and involve him and get his views. He will be a key part of the process.'

As I said, it's only natural and rational that he will be allowed to share his views. It would be madness to do otherwise. Hopefully Fergie won't suggest Steve McClaren.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Friday July 25 2008
Time: 10:46AM


You always read once a new manager comes in that they asked Ferguson about it. Its only natural the same happens to us.
25/07/2008 11:31:00
should have retired last year, will be tough to do the double like that again. Looking forward to seeing the back of him and seeing how the Glazers handle a new appointment. I hear Joel Glazer is looking to get into Soccer management
25/07/2008 13:14:00
I'd look to volunteer. I'm dead good me.
25/07/2008 14:27:00
If you were in charge Tosswink you would make Dong the captain and play everyone around him, wouldnt you.
25/07/2008 14:44:00
No. Everyone behind him. And he'd wear a crown made from the bones of Gerrard. Imagine the glory...
25/07/2008 15:16:00
Suprised he didn't bow out at the top, that said he does seem to be building yet another great team. Can't help but have bregruding respect for the fella. What do you think of the current odds with O'Neill as 4-1 favourite?
The Fear
25/07/2008 16:06:00
I wouldnt think so. He doenst seem like the kinda person who jumps ship - he has big plans for Villa. Anyway, id be suprised if our new manager wasnt either Quieroz or a former player. I'm hoping for Cantona!
25/07/2008 16:48:00
Cantona? That's just absurd. You don't just appoint a manaer because he was a good player for the club. For all we know Cantona know about as much as management as any punter on the street. Get in O'Neill.
25/07/2008 17:22:00
I'll be sad to see Fergie go, but any manager who gets his blessing ought to be good. I think O'Neill is a pretty good bet, but if Sparky does well up the road he might just get the nod.
Man utd champions
25/07/2008 20:48:00
Cantona has expressed an interest in getting into top management just recently, his name has to be bandied about as Queiroz's replacement, and who knows in a couple of years? As for MON I think he's a good replacement, I love his fire and his will to win. I also think he's getting a little disheartened by losing Barry, and if he loses Ashley Young and/or Agbonlahor, he could be looking for a bigger club, just a thought.... My fave to replace the gaffer is Keano! If he brings Sunderland into the top half this year(which I think he will) then we have to start looking his way. He's clearly shown he can get the very best out of his players, and much like Sir Alex he doesn't take ***** from anyone. Mark my words I'd rather have Keano at United, cause in the not so distant future I'll bet he's managing one of the best clubs in England, and I'd much rather it be us.
26/07/2008 00:11:00
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