Following Greatness: What History Tells Us About Moyes Taking over for Ferguson

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Following Greatness: What History Tells Us About Moyes Taking over for Ferguson
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The world now knows who will inherit Sir Alex Ferguson's incomparable legacy at Manchester United.

It's been confirmed that Everton manager David Moyes will be the man to take on the considerable mantle (BBC). The 50-year-old will arrive at Old Trafford under a weight of expectancy as heavy as you could possibly imagine.

Ferguson will be gone from dugout, but his name will loom large in everything Moyes does. Comparison will stalk his every decision and his team's every poor result.

For the last 26-and-a-half years, Ferguson has been all United fans have known. His rule has defined the club and witnessed a dynasty, yielding 13 league titles and two Champions League wins.

Moyes will now walk in the shadow of Ferguson's greatness.

Let's take a look at some other coaches from various American sports and world football who have done the same. History might tell us exactly what to expect from Moyes when he officially starts his reign on July 1.

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