Sir Alex Ferguson is such an asset for Manchester United, that when the team floated on the New York stock exchange last year it warned clearly that, any successor may not be as successful as he has been.
The list of who might become the club’s first new manager for more than a quarter of a century has started forming with the pundits:
Many have thought immediately of Jose Mourinho, the Real Madrid manager who has also had successful stints at Chelsea and Porto.
Others have pointed to Jurgen Klopp who last year led Dortmund to victory in the Budesliga and made it through to this years Champion’s League final.
Fellow Scot David Moyles is established as many people’s clear favourite as he’s expressed no intention of extending his stay with Everton.
Meanwhile Malaga boss, Manuel Pellegrini, who has also been possibly linked with Chelsea is also getting a look in at Man U, while as a long shot some have even thought of Ryan Giggs as a possible contender as the 39-year-old’s career must relatively soon come to an end.