UK time is: 06:20:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

What If?

Everyone knows that Sir Alex Ferguson can`t go on for ever.

It`s widely accepted that, one day, the Scotsman will decide to cal lit a day.

But, when that day is remains anybody`s guess.

Nevertheless, the day when Sir Alex does retire is something that David Gill has to be planning for and as the squad prepare to come back from the American tour, he`s offered the world`s media a few thoughts on the matter, commenting,

"Whatever people might say, there won`t be a meltdown when Alex goes. I`ve said before we don`t know when it will be."

"We`re trying to make sure we get the quality of the team and the age profile correct so the new manager coming in - whoever that might be - has the nucleus of a world-class team."

"Clearly the new manager will have hi sown ideas and will want to change two or three players, but if he wants to change 12 or 13 he probably won`t be the right manager for United."

"It will clearly be a sea of change for the club and we have to be ready."

"But to be honest I never discuss retirement with Alex. We talk about his fitness but he delegates well and football keeps him young."


As well as when, I`m probably one of those who also ponders; a lot, as to who will come in.

How about you?



Vital Man United on: facebook

Vital Man United on: twitter

Join Vital Man United

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!








Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday July 31 2011

Time: 11:47AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
It will be a sad day for football when Fergie decides to give it a rest. It won't however be the end of the world for us despite it being a popular belief to many. Fergie's ensured that the next manager has a good set-up to work with. Personally, I still reckon Mourinho is the ideal replacement, the only man with the ego to not let Fergie's shadow phase him and also provide the trophies. Not only that but there's a real hunger and desire to get his hands on the job.
TheFamousNo7
Report Abuse
31/07/2011 12:45:00

It won't be the end of the world for you when taggart finally departs, but I do suspect that you may end up having several seasons of managerial upheaval. The dark lord's reign at united is not likely to ever be repeated, and the weight of expectation amongst your fans and the press will heap so much pressure on any potential replacement that he may be gone after a few poor results. Wouldn't want to be the sacrificial lamb that has to follow ferrgie, and for those of you that suspect Mourinho will automatically step into the breach, you can kiss any semblance of attacking football goodbye if he takes up the post, that's for sure!
fifthcolumnblue
Report Abuse
31/07/2011 19:38:00

Mourinho and Guardiola seem to be the only candidates with the self belief to follow Fergie. Of those 2 Guardiola would be the one who's team would be more attack orientated.
Kanchelskis
Report Abuse
01/08/2011 15:32:00

If the choice was between Guardiola and Mourinho it would be Guardiola any day of the week. Can't see him leaving Barca though, at current everyone else is a step down the career ladder.
TheFamousNo7
Report Abuse
01/08/2011 16:44:00

Not sure about Guardiola leaving Barca - he apparently doesn't get on with the club's hierarchy, and he almost walked out on them prior to the start of last season. Not sure whether he'd be interested in taking up the reigns immediately after taggart retires though, think the only person with the brass balloons to come immediately would be Mourninho.
fifthcolumnblue
Report Abuse
01/08/2011 18:16:00

gonna be tough on whoever takes over, and could be the Sir Mat Busby syndrome all over again, going thro the managers with such regularity,and who IS there out there? dont think Mourinho will do it straight after Taggart tho, a tough call for Gill, a must get it right1st time, with the pressure from the fans and, the always being compared to Fergie, very difficult for the new man....
cityman51
Report Abuse
02/08/2011 17:56:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

Loris, De Gea and Real Madrid? (Tuesday May 5 2015)

Jones Fit for Last Three Games (Tuesday May 5 2015)

Penalty Taker Wanted! (Monday May 4 2015)

De Gea Deal Almost Done (Monday May 4 2015)

Herrera on Barcelona Radar (Sunday May 3 2015)

They Want How Much For Pogba? (Sunday May 3 2015)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. TheFamousNo7 16

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 35 25 8 2 42 83
2. Man City 35 21 7 7 35 70
3. Arsenal 34 21 7 6 33 70
4. Man Utd 35 19 8 8 24 65
5. Liverpool 35 18 7 10 11 61
6. Spurs 35 17 7 11 5 58
7. Southampton 35 17 6 12 20 57

Breaking League News

Stoke lose to 8th place battle to Swansea
Stoke : 05/05/2015 22:55:00
Match Analysis: Swansea City 2-0 Stoke City
Swansea : 05/05/2015 21:31:00
Reports Claim Mitrovic Fee Agreed
Newcastle : 05/05/2015 19:07:00
McClaren Rejection
Newcastle : 05/05/2015 18:52:01
Copa America Call For Fernandinho
Man City : 05/05/2015 18:24:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v West Brom (h)?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 8%
Valencia 3%
McNair 1%
Smalling 0%
Blind 0%
Herrera 55%
Mata 5%
Rooney 1%
Fellaini 1%
Young 3%
Van Persie 6%
Falco 1%
Di Maria 6%
I'll Opt Out of This One! 10%