Taking the reins from Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford will be far from easy, and it appears that it will be fellow Scot David Moyes who will be faced with that ominous challenge. (Telegraph)
The Everton boss has without a doubt been one of the leading Premier League bosses of the past decade, but it will be a completely different challenge to manage a club like United, where success is almost taken for granted.
Ferguson has left Moyes with a fine squad, with many whom are of an age where they will still improve in coming years. The incoming manager, though, will no doubt hope to bring in a couple of new faces to make the team his own, as well as to provide fresh impetus.
It may well be a case of the new boss simply signing off on deals for existing targets, while he may bring his own recommendations to the table.
Let's take a look at six potential summer targets for Manchester United's likely new manager.