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Bruce 20/1 To Take Over From Sir Alex At Utd

Just saw this on Vital Man Utd, the list of odds for the next manager at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho is the 5/4 favourite with Paddy Power to be the long-awaited successor to Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, however Steve Bruce is also fairly high up the list at 20/1 on the list of potential replacements.

I suppose the question is whether the club will look to replace with a foreign manager or stick with a Brit? I'm not sure there are many jobs out there that would tempt Bruce away from Sunderland now but the lure of his old club would you would think? Can he do enough at Sunderland to push his name into the frame and would you be bothered if he was approached?

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The big wigs at Old Trafford have started the search for Fergie's heir whether they'll be able to handle the ego of The Special One remains to be seen. So they may well opt for another Scot and reunite David Moyes with Wayne Rooney

Mourinho is followed in the market by Moyes and Martin O'Neill at 6/1 and 11/2 in what the early betting suggests could be a four horse race. Pep Guardiola, who may want a new challenge after winning everything at Barcelona, makes up Paddy Power's leading quartet at 15/2.

However there are plenty of big name managers in the world game that would fancy such a big job including former United player Laurent Blanc and England manager Fabio Capello at 18/1 and Guus Hiddink at 20/1 whilst there are also several names from United's recent past that could put themselves forward including Steve Bruce, Steve McClaren, Carlos Queiroz, Mark Hughes, Roy Keane and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at various prices starting from 20/1 for Bruce.

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It would take a big personality not to be daunted by the challenge of taking over from such a successful manager as Fergie but that's Jose to a tee. However if the United bigwigs believe Mourinho is too short-termist by nature they could look to a Moyes or an O'Neill who have taken a similar path to the top as Fergie himself did all those years ago in Scotland.

Next Man Utd Manager

5/4 Mourinho
4/1 Moyes
11/2 O'Neill
15/2 Guardiola
10/1 Blanc
18/1 Capello
20/1 Bruce
20/1 Hiddink
22/1 McClaren
25/1 Queiroz
25/1 Hughes
33/1 Keane
33/1 Solskjaer
33/1 Coyle
40/1 H Redknapp
66/1 D Ferguson
66/1 Wenger
80/1 Strachan
80/1 Giggs
100/1 Keegan

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Date:Tuesday April 20 2010

Time: 5:21PM

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Not sure Bruce has done enough yet..but another couple of seasons of progress and United will come calling
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20/04/2010 19:11:00

Bruce will stay here for the remainder of his contract
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20/04/2010 20:09:00

does this mean bruce will not try to win this saturday??????????????????
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27/04/2010 04:34:00


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