WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.

26/05/2008 07:21

Papers: Carlos next in line?

Queiroz backed to replace Alex


Carlos Queiroz is in line to be the next Manchester United boss. Old Trafford chief Alex Ferguson says he will retire within three years. And No 2 Queiroz could be the man to fill Fergie’s shoes. United chief executive David Gill said: "We have an assistant manager who will be very much in the frame in Carlos Queiroz. He’s a key part of our success. Look at what Liverpool achieved in their successful years during the 70s and 80s. That was through internal appointments.”
The Sun

Sir Alex: I'll quit United
Sir Alex Ferguson has called time on his magnificent 22 years as manager of Manchester United - and will quit the club well before his 70th birthday. Less than 48 hours after the 66 year-old Scot guided United to their second Champions League triumph of his reign, he revealed: "I won't be managing here any more than three years at the very, very, very most. Without question. I can assure you of that."
The Mail on Sunday

Another managerial change dominates the sports pages - Chelsea are reportedly trying to lure back their old boss, having sacked his successor Avram Grant on Saturday. The Sun: "Jose Mourinho is prepared to make an amazing return to Chelsea - but only on his terms."

However, the Daily Mirror begs to differ on who'll be the next Stamford Bridge boss to challenge Sir Alex: "Guus Hiddink and Luis Felipe Scolari were top of the Chelsea hit-list last night as the Blues stepped up their search to replace sacked Avram Grant."

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