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Eric Cantona: Should Manchester United Hire the Frenchman as a Coach?
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Eric Cantona—the man whose influence inspired Manchester United to domestic dominance in the 90s—is keen on following in Sir Alex Ferguson's footsteps at Old Trafford when the Scotsman eventually decides to call it a day.

According to the man himself, "United is special, of course I would [manage them]. If one day there is an opportunity, why not?" (via Daily Mail).

In typical Cantona style, he added "[managing United would be] like diving from here to the sea, watching, speaking to the fish, octopus, crabs, journalists."

While supporters will be forever grateful to the enigmatic forward for his contributions on the pitch, the thought of him taking over in the near future is one that perhaps incites more fear than excitement.

But could he serve as a first team coach under the guidance of Fergie's eventual successor?

Here are several reasons for and against Cantona one day joining the Manchester United coaching staff..

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