Man United set to lose another prize asset?

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Cristiano Ronaldo might not be the only Portugeezer leaving Old Trafford this summer. The Daily Telegraph reports that Carlos Queiroz, the Manchester United assistant manager, is top of Portugal’s list to replace Phil Scolari after the latter decided to join Chelsea from 1st July. How ironic it would be if Chelsea’s decision-making had a direct impact on their main Premier League and Champions League rival.

Portugal want Manchester United assistant coach Carlos Queiroz to replace the exiting Luiz Felipe Scolari.

The Portuguese has emerged as the top target in wake of Scolari’s impending switch to Chelsea at the conclusion of the Euro 2008 finals.

The 55-year-old is currently on holiday in Mozambique but has not received any offers from the Portuguese Football Federation who are likely to make their move following the championships in Austria and Switzerland.

This is an interesting one, will Queiroz return to his national team’s set-up and take charge of some very talented players? Such a move would put any hopes of replacing Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United in jeopardy and, with Mark Hughes joining Man City, it could pave the way clear for Steve McClaren to become the next gaffer of the Red Devils (hardly).

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