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Brian Kidd, Manager of Blackburn Rovers
Did Brian Kidd make the right decision, leaving the post of assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson and going into management himself?
Not many get the chance to be assistant at Old Trafford, let alone manager. Mike Phelan is the former and Wilf McGuinness was the latter, with the misfortune of having to succeed Sir Matt Busby.
How would Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville or Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fare if they followed in Fergie's footsteps? We may never know.
Some former players at Old Trafford who left to move into club management may have harboured similar ambitions. At the moment, only one of the above seems to have any chance at all.
Those who have tried it have had mixed fortunes and few have succeeded at the highest level (Premier League or its equivalent).
We have reduced the list of 37 to just 10. Here are the near-misses with the clubs they managed:
Viv Anderson, Barnsley
Michael Appleton, Portsmouth, Blackpool, Blackburn
Henning Berg, Lynn Oslo, Lillestrom, Blackburn
Martin Buchan, Burnley
Noel Cantwell, Coventry, Peterborough, New England Tea Men
Chris Casper, Bury
Sir Bobby Charlton, Preston
Simon Davies, Chester
Peter Davenport, Macclesfield
Darren Ferguson, Peterborough, Preston
Johnny Giles, Ireland, WBA, Shamrock Rovers, Vancouver Whitecaps
David Herd, Lincoln City
Stewart Houston, Arsenal, QPR
Paul Ince, Macclesfield, MK Dons, Blackburn, Notts County, Blackpool
Joe Jordan, Bristol City, Hearts, Stoke
Andrei Kanchelskis, FC Torpedo Zil, FC Ufa
Brian Kidd, Preston, Blackburn
Henrik Larsson, Landskrona BoIS
Pat McGibbon, Lurgan Celtic, Newry City
Sammy McIlroy, Macclesfield, Northern Ireland, Stockport, Morecambe
Gordon McQueen, Airdrie
Mark Robins, Rotherham, Barnsley, Coventry, Huddersfield
Maurice Setters, Doncaster, Sheffield Wednesday
Frank Stapleton, Bradford City, New England Revolution
Nobby Stiles, Preston, Vancouver Whitecaps, WBA
Chris Turner, Leyton Orient, Hartlepool, Sheffield Wednesday, Stockport
Ray Wilkins, QPR, Fulham
So, with so few to choose from, who has made it at the highest level?