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Collymore on 3 best for United job: Ancelotti, Klopp, van Gaal - who's best?

David Moyes Interview - 23/02/2014

talkSPORT radio host breaks down three of the main candidates for the now vacant Manchester United hot-seat. List includes one former Chelsea boss.

1): Jurgen Klopp

Rock and roll Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has effectively already ruled himself out of the race to become the next Manchester United manager by claiming that, even though he has respect for United's fans and it's culture, he is quite content at Dortmund, a team he has won two Bundesliga titles with and who he stormed to the Champions League final last season.

Commenting on the potential, Stan Collymore said on Sports Yapper: "Klopp seems a home bod doesn't he? [He is in] no rush to leave 80,000 supporters who idolise him [and he is] in complete control of the club a la Arsene [Wenger at Arsenal]. He can't rule Manchester United out but I think Bayern [Munich] or Spain [will be his destination] in the coming years."

2): Carlo Ancelotti

A proven winner as a manager at AC Milan, Chelsea and Paris Saint Germain, Carlo Ancelotti is now at Real Madrid and has already collected the Copa del Rey trophy. The 54-year-old has won it all both as a boss and as a player. He is also a likeable character, rises to the big occasion and would not be encumbered by the pressure of the United position - like David Moyes perhaps was.

Collymore said: "Ancelotti? Possibly. Madrid and managers never last long but he's looking at a potential double in Spain but it is doubtful if he achieves that. He is perfect for United though [as he is a ] huge name, [has] English success, likeable. He has also done it as a player too which may help short term to fill Moyes lack of credibility gap."

3): Louis van Gaal

Louis van Gaal, 62, has been linked with a managerial position in the Premier League all year. At first, he was believed to be the man to succeed Tim Sherwood at Tottenham Hotspur, but now the role at United has been freed up he has become the bookmakers' clear favourite.

Van Gaal is currently in charge of the Netherlands national football team so already has a working relationship with star striker Robin van Persie. He is a renowned tactician, so could recapture a strong United shape - something they lost under Moyes.

"Yes," said Collymore. "[Van Gaal is] not expensive, he is available and working with RvP in summer. He is a winner and would be a good two year man ahead of a current elite managerial name. There is competition from Spurs but my understanding is he'd take United all day long."

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