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.

23/12/2009 09:08

Papers: Reds to look abroad

Foreign boss will replace Alex
Well another foreign boss has got a top job in the Premier League. Am I surprised Italian Roberto Mancini has replaced Welshman Mark Hughes at Eastlands? No. And if anyone out there is surprised mega-rich Manchester City looked abroad for the man at the top, well they shouldn't be because it will happen again and again and again. In fact when Sir Alex Ferguson retires as boss of Manchester United I can see the greatest manager of all time being replaced by another foreigner. And I wouldn't be surprised if Sir Alex recommends a former non-British player who has already built his reputation in management.
Harry Redknapp, The Sun

Meanwhile, The Times speculate about current players going into management with Reds' skipper Gary Neville tipped to take up a coaching role when he finishes playing.

In other news, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Ryan Giggs is his player of the decade. "He's my player of the decade because he combined style with winning," said the Frenchman. "But his goal in the 1999 FA Cup semi-final still hurts me."

The Manchester Evening News features tributes to the late Albert Scanlon who passed away on Tuesday evening. Sir Alex has also paid tribute to the Busby Babe who made 127 appearances for the Reds, scoring 35 goals.

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