Former Manchester United defender and current Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has admitted that he has a clear idea about who it is he thinks should replace Jose Mourinho, once the Portuguese coaches time at Old Trafford comes to an end.
The 43-year-old had an illustrious career for United making over 602 appearances and winning eight Premier League titles. Neville grew up supporting the Red Devils and despite his high profile role in the media, he admits he is still a fan of the club.
“I do have an opinion on my own club. I have a very clear idea of who I think the next Manchester United manager should be,”
“But I want Jose Mourinho to be successful first before that happens. I believe he will be because he’s always been successful wherever he goes.
“However, I believed that David Moyes and Louis van Gaal would be successful, because I am a fan of the club and I have to believe in the club’s managers as a fan.
“Now that he’s been supported with a new contract and he’s been supported with investment in the transfer market, the club need to now go the whole hog and make sure they support him in the future, for the next year or two, to be able to win that league.” He told Yahoo Sports.
Interestingly Neville does not reveal exactly who it is he has in mind for the United job. He could well mean he would like to see his old team-mate and close friend Ryan Giggs take over the reigns at Old Trafford.
Or alternatively another possibility is Spurs Mauricio Pochettino, a manager Neville has spoken glowingly about in recent times.
Mourinho extended his contract at Old Trafford recently, although he famously never really stays at one club for longer than three seasons.