The Scot approaches the halfway point of his debut campaign as successor to Sir Alex Ferguson in the Old Trafford dugout, with the Premier League champions currently languishing down in an unfamiliar eight place in the table.
Incredibly, the Red Devils are a massive seven points behind arch-rivals Manchester City in the fourth and final UEFA Champions League position, making the unthinkable—not qualifying for Europe’s premier club competition next season—now very much a reality.
And were that doomsday scenario to materialise come next May, then Moyes’ position in charge of United would become untenable, meaning the club would then be looking for their second head coach in the space of just 12 months, after going more than 27 years without changing managers at the Theatre of Dreams.
However, who would United’s owners, the Glazer family, and new chief executive Ed Woodward, have on their short list to take over from Moyes were that situation to arise?
Well, these are top contenders that we believe would be in the running to succeed the Scot, with the selected candidates divided into different categories.