“There is not a vast pool to choose from,” a high-level source at Old Trafford admitted with regard choosing Moyes’s successor.
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will still be asked to play a prominent role in deciding the identity of David Moyes’s successor at Old Trafford next season, according to reports in the Guardian.
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The veteran Scot was the man who personally selected the ex-Everton boss to take over from him at the Theatre of Dreams after deciding to call time on his own managerial career in the north west at the end of the previous campaign.
And it was on the firm recommendation of Ferguson that the Premier League champions opted to hand Moyes a bumper six-year deal at Old Trafford, although just ten months into his reign at the Red Devils and the Glaswegian was dismissed at a meeting with the club’s executive vice-chairman at the training ground at Carrington at 7.40am on Tuesday.
However, despite the fact that there is now a general acceptance amongst the United board that they made a terrible mistake in appointing someone with such little experience in Moyes to take over from Ferguson last year, especially at a time when Jose Mourinho was available, they will still canvas Ferguson’s opinion when it comes to selecting the new manager.