Manchester Utd: The Top 5 Candidates for Sir Alex Ferguson's Job

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Manchester Utd: The Top 5 Candidates for Sir Alex Ferguson's Job
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Alex Ferguson accepted the Manchester United manager's job on 6th November 1986, taking charge of a side languishing in 21st place of the old First Division.

Twenty-six years later, the 70-year-old Scot is regarded as one of the greatest managers of all-time, having brought 12 league titles, two European Cups and a plethora of other silverware to the club he still proudly presides over.

The week, however, it has been confirmed that Fergie has discussed his successor with the club and that he expects to retire in "another two to three years."

Plenty of names have been thrown into the hat for the top job at the Theatre of Dreams, but here are the top five current contenders...

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