David Moyes is history, and the question arises – who will replace him?
Ryan Giggs took over the club, and immediately called Nicky Butt and Paul Scholes to work together, and be the caretakers of the club. It is unlikely that Giggs would get an opportunity to lead United in the next season too, but he will probably be in the coaching staff. But, if he really shines in those three games, just maybe the Glazers will opt for him, instead of some more experienced managers.
Of course, when it became well known that United sacked Moyes, the press immediately started with the speculations of who will be his heir. Reportedly, the Glazers are trying to get a high profile manager to take over United, so the likes of Guardiola, Klopp, Ancelotti, Simeone, even Mourinho emerged as the candidates.
However, it is highly unlikely that either of them is even considering switching to United, and it is logical and obvious – all of them are in a way better position with their clubs than they would be in the position of the Manchester United leader.
So, our opinion is that, at the moment, no current club managers are good fits for Manchester United.
One name is obvious, and he is a clear favorite to be the new manager of Manchester United – Louis Van Gaal. The experienced Dutch coach is currently in charge of the Holland national team, but he already acknowledged that he will leave that position after the World Cup in Brazil. After Villas Boas’ departure from Tottenham, he was the most likely heir of caretaker Sherwood, but in the last few days, after the situation in United has changed, Van Gaal reportedly rejected Tottenham’s offer, as he obviously expects that United will send him an offer to become their manager.
The Dutch is the best high profile manager currently available to the Manchester United board, and it is most likely that they will opt for him.
Other possible candidates are Michael Laudrup, who was sacked as Swansea coach this season, but he has a reputation of being a very talented young manager, and the other Dutch, Frank de Boer, who is also pointed to Premier League as his career goal, but it is pretty unlikely that the young Ajax coach would get such an opportunity to lead Manchester United immediately. There is, of course, Ole Gunar Solskjaer, the current manager of Cardiff, but after a successful spell with Molde, Ole didn’t prove his worth in the Premier League, since his Cardiff is on the road to relegation, after just one year in the Premier League.
There are other high profile managers which lead national teams in this year’s World Cup in Brazil, but none of them have a contract which expires right after the World Cup, so Capello, Prandelli, Scolari, or Loew aren’t available.