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Old 03-02-2016, 18:30   #1
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Old 03-02-2016, 21:57   #2
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Gary Nevile in - or maybe not after tonight...


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7-0 Gary is leading Barcelona into a false sense of security, however, he is not quite ready for United yet.
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7-0 Gary is leading Barcelona into a false sense of security, however, he is not quite ready for United yet.
This was always his plan, that way their 8-0 second leg victory will be all the more humiliating for Barca!

If he really is going to be your new manager, you're in serious trouble. How many great players make really great managers? I think most of the players in that era are finding it's easier to snipe in newspapers about the current state of play, rather than be the manager themselves.

I reckon going to Celtic for a bit would be a great move for Giggs, he can win with ease, and then his return can be at least justified.
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Gary Nevile won't be the next Man Utd manager, we dont even need to speculate on that.


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I can only think of two ex players who could possibly be able to take over : Sparky and Larry White.

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I just had a tweet saying Mourinho deal is close.
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Who from! Mourinho would be a strange choice now/ end of season as the question would be why not in December 15?

Having said that, if I was him, would much prefer to have a break and take over in the summer, full pre-season etc.


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I just had a tweet saying Mourinho deal is close.
From José?

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I just had a tweet saying Mourinho deal is close.
I suppose a deal is likely and will be agreed before he takes over, I can't see LVG being happy and might leave though. Seems an odd timing though, he's won the last game.
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I think its pretty inevitable you will get Mourinho, It will be interesting to see if the 3 year curse continues though... if he does go to United you can say goodbye to your youth set up.
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I reckon going to Celtic for a bit would be a great move for Giggs, he can win with ease, and then his return can be at least justified.
It would make sense for Giggs to have got some proper experience elsewhere, but the Celtic link seems to be nonsense. Giggs genuinely was away due to family reasons, he has just lost his grandfather.
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I think its pretty inevitable you will get Mourinho, It will be interesting to see if the 3 year curse continues though... if he does go to United you can say goodbye to your youth set up.
If not him, then who else? There doesn't seem to be many other candidates being touted about.
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I think its pretty inevitable you will get Mourinho, It will be interesting to see if the 3 year curse continues though... if he does go to United you can say goodbye to your youth set up.
I don't think it is. There isn't the longest queue of interested parties for him of the highest calibre to suit his ego. It would all seem to depend on how the season pans out. I can still see Top 4 being achieved, although wouldn't surprise me if LVG resigns at the end of the season.

There was a good piece in The Times earlier in the week by Matthew Syed, penned as an open letter to Ed Woodward on why the club shouldn't go for Jose. Talked about the way SAF cultivated the future of the club in particular. Despite his lip service to it on reappointment to Chelsea, Jose hasn't a clue how to do that, it just doesn't fit his personality.

It may be unrealistic to have a really long term manager again, but bringing through young players must be part of it.
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The timing would tend to suggest we were holding out for Guardiola after all. I'm not sure who has the biggest ego out of him and Maureen but with all the millions set to be jizzed over the summer it seems footie will soon disappear up it's gold and diamond encrusted a-hole!!

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I'd guess he was probably stringing them along to get more money out of City, I always thought the League Managers Association would frown on such activity. Presumably he isn't in it, but it's fairly obvious a lot of managers do go around tapping up jobs when someone already has one.

The problem seems to be there are few managers that Man Utd would deem in their caliber. Presumably they're not going for Sam Allardyce, so they're now one of the clubs who only appoints from a very small pool of top managers.

So aside from Mourinho, who is there who is available and also one of the few allowable managers?

Pellegrini? Benitez? I'm not being flippant, but if they don't fancy Mourinho, they have to give it someone.

I wonder what odds you'd get on LVG being the manager at the start of next season.
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