Five possible replacements for David Moyes at Man United - Klopp, Mourinho and more

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Manchester United are looking for a new boss after they sacked David Mloyes this morning.

Manchester United have finally taken the plunge and sacked David Moyes after an abysmal season in charge of the Old Trafford team.

Moyes was appointed to follow Sir Alex Ferguson as manager of the great club, with Fergie expectant and hopeful that the Scot would be able to emulate some of the success he achieved in his 26-years in charge.

However, Moyes saw his side drop down to seventh in a season where they were the Premier League champions, trying their best to defend their title.

In short, it was unacceptable and the search for a new boss begins. Here are five potential candidates.

Jurgen Klopp

The Borussia Dortmund manager has been linked with the United job ever since Fergie announced his retirement but the main problem is he has a contract, which runs until 2018.

The German has a famous reputation in European football for being able to develop title winning sides with youthful looking squads, which could be just what United need at the moment.

Klopp would be a difficult manager for United to go after but someone who has very recent success against a Bayern Munich side which is one of the best ever.

Ryan Giggs

Giggs is a United legend and someone who knows the current crop of players well.

He’s expected to play a big role in nursing the team through to the end of the season but offering him the job could be a massive gamble.

Giggs has no experience of managing a side on his own and he may struggle to cope with the pressure of needing to improve the squad over the course of the summer, heading into next season.

Jose Mourinho

Stan Collymore said earlier this season that he though Mourinho was still desperate to take over at Old Trafford.

Mourinho was strongly linked with the job before Moyes was appointed and they could well take another look at him.

However, it would be extremely difficult to get him to turn his back on the Blues at this stage, after he’s signed a long contract and is trying to develop a successful side.

The compensation package would be difficult to work out.

Louis van Gaal

Van Gaal is the man that plenty of United fans have already been talking about.

He is being tipped to leave his role with the Netherlands national side after the World Cup this summer, which gives United a comfortable timeframe to arrange for his arrival.

He has experience of having managed huge European sides already in his career including Ajax, Bayern Munich and Barcelona.

Diego Simeone

Simeone’s success at Atletico Madrid this season will make him an appealing candidate to go after for United.

He’s at a club where he’s coaching some very good players and should Atletico sell his main striker, he may take that blow to heart and be more open to a move away.

He’s a feisty, aggressive sort of character and someone who could grab the current United squad by the scruff of the neck.

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