David Moyes and 20 Managers Who Failed to Replace Legendary Predecessors

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David Moyes and 20 Managers Who Failed to Replace Legendary Predecessors
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Ten months was all the time David Moyes was given to emerge from Sir Alex Ferguson’s shadow at Manchester United.

Less than a year after the Red Devils won a record-extending 20th English title, Moyes—styled "The Chosen One" by some of the club’s supporters following his appointment—was sacked on Tuesday, as per the BBC, with United sitting seventh in the Premier League and outside the Europa League places.

Moyes never seemed comfortable in his role at Old Trafford—which was nothing less than to take over from a living legend.

But in his failure to succeed his famous forerunner adequately, he is hardly alone.

Following are 20 club managers who never properly replaced their legendary predecessors.

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