With respected Sunday journals reporting the impending departure of Manchester United assistant manager Carlos Queiroz, heading off to sunny Portugal to take over from Phil Scolari. It expected that the annual management merry go round,which is in full swing,will now gather pace.
Phil Scolari is widely reported to have said that money did play a part in his decision to join Chelsea, the club that parted company with Avram Grant when they won no trophies last season.
The mouthwatering prospect of the Manchester United assistant managers job coming up for grabs has set the football world on fire with rumours and gossip flying in all directions.Whoever should suceed in becoming Sir Alex's right hand man is likely to ascend to the throne one day. Sir Alex will have to keep the glaziers out of this one and choose carefully.
Candidates that Manchester United may not be interested in, may include amongst others that have had their kites flown for various jobs lately. Paul Ince and Alan Shearer, both recently linked to the Blackburn Rovers Job and Roy Keane is also thought unlikely to be a strong candidate. With all things being possibe in football it would be unwise to rule out Mark Hughes,who has a job in the area, but this is also said to be a long shot.
More likely United will go for a younger assistant manager, one with a proven track record at championship level or above.The list is small but Big Phil Brown of Hull City, Ady Boothroyd of Watord FC and a man somewhere in Derbyshire keen to end his nightmare, would all fit the bill. Were Scunthorpe manager Nigel Adkins to massage his cv just a little, as they sometimes do on tv reality shows, he could also be a runner for the apprenticeship so coveted by many.
Phil Brown is the most likely for any club looking to go in this direction,and wishing to go in a forward direction.
Just about every ambitious manager in football would want this job and those that claim they don't, may be the ones to watch. Many are said to be sat by phones with fingers crossed. Even at this early stage.