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Seven frontrunners to replace Moyes at Man Utd
on Apr 22, 2014 at 13:41
We take a look at the leading candidates to replace David Moyes as manager of the football giants.
After intense speculation over Easter, Manchester United confirmed it had parted company with manager David Moyes after a disastrous 10 months in charge.Replacing the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson was never going to be easy and its back to the drawing board for the most successul club in Premiership history Here are the latest odds from Paddy Power on the frontrunners for one of the biggest jobs in football.
Louis van Gaal - 3/1
Currently managing the national Dutch national team, van Gaal becomes a free agent after this summer's World Cup
62-year old van Gaal, who is the early favourite for the Old Trafford hotseat, has an impressive CV, winning titles with Ajax, Barcelona, AZ and Bayern Munich in a management career spanning 23 years.
Ryan Giggs - 4/1
Second favourite Giggs needs little introduction having spent his entire football career with the club. Now in the twilight of his career, 40-year-old Giggs made his debut for the club in the 1990-91 season. He has gone on to rack up 13 Premier League titles, four FA Cup winners medals and won the Champion's league twice.
Carlos Queiroz - 9/2
Former assistant manager under Alex Ferguson and currently in charge of the Iranian national football team, Queiroz would be a surprise appointment. Queiroz, who once managed Real Madrid, has led three teams to World Cup qualification - Iran, South Africa and Portugal.
Sir Alex Ferguson - 6/1
The bookies also have short odds on former Man Utd boss making a stunning return. Ferguson, who personally chose Moyes as his successor, is club's greatest coach, leading them to 13 Premier League titles and two Champions League gongs in his 27 years at the helm. However, the return for Ferguson could be perceived to be an act of desperation by the club.
Jurgen Klopp - 7/1
The charasmatic boss German club Borussia Dortmund would certainly add more colour to the Premiership. Klopp has lifted two Bundesliga titles with Dortmund and in 2011 was named manager of the year in Germany.
Pep Guardiola - 16/1
The former Barcelona boss is among the outsiders for the role. Guardiola, who won Spanish league titles with the Catalan giants as both player and manager, took control of Bayern Munich at the start of the current season and has already led them to Bundesliga glory and the Champions League semi finals.
Diego Simeone - 16/1
The former Argentine footballer is making quite a name for himself in a fledgling management career. His Atletico Madrid team is on the verge of La Liga glory and Simeone has also guided them to a Champions League semi-final against Chelsea.