Everton manager David Moyes is expected to be named the new Manchester United manager later this afternoon, becoming only the first new boss at Old Trafford in over quarter of a century.
The 50-year old, who has been with Everton since 2002 and is the third longest-serving Premier League manager behind Ferguson and Arsene Wenger, last night held talks with chairman Bill Kenwright in London, explaining that he simply could not turn down a “once in a lifetime opportunity” created by Ferguson’s retirement.
He confessed that his heart remains at Goodison Park and considers the people there “like family”, but stated his head tells him to move to Manchester to begin a new dynasty at the Theatre of Dreams.
Considering the furore currently surrounding events at Old Trafford after Fergie’s sensational decision to retire, it is perhaps easy for us to forget that there is an equally as large underlying issue to be addressed at Goodison Park – chiefly, naming a successor to Moyes 12 years after he took over from Walter Smith.
United aren’t the only team with a long-serving Scotsman to replace.
Toffee’s bosses have reportedly drawn up a shortlist of managers to replace Moyes, and here, we examine 5 potential replacements if he is expectantly named new United boss.
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