Fergie's players who go in to management

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    Are they all rubbish?
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    Bruce - used to think of him as a decent manager but his last spell at Sunderland was horrific.

    Hughes - succesful spell at Blackburn followed by a poor one at City, an average one at Fulham, not quite sure about QPR - depends on staying up or getting relegated.

    Keane - good first season at Sunderland and a decent second one which resulted in getting sacked. Horrible time at Ipswich.

    Ince - apparently decent in the lower leagues, disastrous at Blackburn.

    Who else was there?
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    Solskjaer seems to be the exception to the rule at the minute.
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    Keane looked good in his first season at Sunderland too and The Championship is probably an equivalent of Norwegian league. Champions League will test Solskjaer properly.
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    Rubbish compared to Fergie? Yes. Then again who isn't?

    But I can't for the life of me think of any other manager who has produced more managers from his ex-players than Fergie. Many of whom go on to take over at Premier League clubs.

    I think most have done a decent job in management. With the sack culture the way it is in football right now, guys like Sparky and Bruce have had some good spells at various clubs before things inevitably went tits up. The real disappointment for me is Keano. I thought he would have been much more successful than his track record as has shown. Maybe he just doesn't have the patience or the temperament to deal with modern day footballers?
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    Is Gordon Strachan the most successful of them all with three SPL titles?
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    Gordon Strachan was alright
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    I did say at the minute, obviously he can't be properly judged in the Norwegian League but it's looks promising so far.
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    Possibly McLeish, not sure how he compares to Strachan in Scotland but he probably won 2-3 titles with Rangers aswell as quite a few cups and also got his league cup with Birmingham
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    I'm not saying it was great, but Bruce's last spell at Sunderland wasn't horrific.
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    The problem is the yardstick that they will always be measured against is both SAF and Manchester Utd.Unless they manage to over achieve and win a trophy, it's a pretty impossible task.Hughes had the best opportunity at City with both a budget and players but we'll never know if that would have worked out.

    If we look at football management as a whole; how many ex-players of really big clubs have had huge success? Dalgleish is one but other Liverpool,Arsenal,Chelsea,Spurs legends? Not sure
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    Agreed. It ended terribly, but I don't there were many, if any, calling for his head last summer.

    He also did a fine job at Wigan.

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