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United - Replacing Fergie?

United - Replacing Fergie?

It`s a question that refuses to go away and the list of candidates, when drawn up, may well contain some debatable names.

However, looking back to 2001/2002, when Sir Alex Ferguson announced his impending retirement, a decision he later back-tracked on, one name in the frame was th ecrrent Swiss coach, Ottmar Hitzfeld.

Ahead of the European Championship qualifier with England, this Tuesday, Hitzfeld, has enlightened us to the fact that although approached he wasn`t the man for the job, revealing in a tabloid interview,

"I don`t want to go into too many details because it was between myself and Manchester United. But I decided to stay in Germany because when I am coaching I prefer to use my mother tongue."

"I didn`t think I would be able to do myself justice if I had to speak to players in English."

"I would not be able to get my emotions and feelings across, and that is important as a coach."


An honest statement, although you have to ask if that is the case how come other foreigners, Mourinho and Ancelotti, have managed so well!

When the day comes for Sir Alex to finally step aside, who do you reckon might be in the frame to take over?

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Writer:Red Boy
Date:Monday September 6 2010
Time: 4:27PM

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Ramos & Scholari are two notable examples of good managers who failed to live up to expectations because they couldn't speak English well enough to get their mesage across to the players, so I can see Hitzfeld's point. Capello I suspect is anotherr, although he does seem to be picking up the lingo fairly well. Mourinho and Ancelotti don't seem to have those problems. As to your next manager? Well, who'd want to step into fergie's shoes? I reckon the next appointee is on a hiding top nothing, and wouldn't be surprised to see a transitional period where you have 2 or more managers (sacrificial lambs?) pass through the club in quick succession before someone is able to steady the ship. Not sure the likes of Mourinho will come to united if you don't provide him with the cash to buy whoever he wants, so would expect someone like Moyes to get the job. Of course there's always Steve McClaren (I'm being serious), Roy Keane, Steve Bruce or Hughes! (OK, not so serious!)
fifthcolumnblue
06/09/2010 17:27:00
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Mourinho has repeatedly declared interest in the United job and many of his ex-Inter players have backed him to get it as they also know its what he wants. Mourinho would also be my choice he could really steady the ship when Fergie retires though he would be expected to work with the current crop of players.
TheFamousNo7
06/09/2010 18:50:00
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It doesn't matter. When Fergie goes, United will go downhill fast. It's foolish to even imagine Morhinho would be interested, he likes an open chequebook, and the Glazers take money out of United, they don't put money in.
daddyreddog
06/09/2010 23:00:00
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Becuase Mourinho had an open cheque book at Porto daddyreddog? You claim his not interested because he wont be able to spend yet how many of the Madrid signings have been 'Mourinho signings'?
TheFamousNo7
07/09/2010 07:53:00
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the two German lads, Carvalho.any more anyone?
Red Boy
08/09/2010 19:20:00
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