When SAF was supposed to retire in 2002, who was your favorite successor?

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    Sir Scott McToMinay Full Member

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    Remember rumors about Sven.
    I personally wanted Lippi or
    Ottmar Hitzfeld, thought both could make us dominant in Europe.
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    Bubz27 No I won’t change your tag line

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    Ole as player manager.
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    RedTiger Full Member

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    I wanted Ottmar Hitzfeld or Trapattoni
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    deadrevelz New Member

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    Was only 12/13 so probably couldn't even name a top available manager at the time. I don't think I believed it would happen anyway and that he would change his mind.
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    Ironically at the time i wanted Van Gaal.
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    .Rossi ever get that feeling of déjà vu?

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    MaxiPaxi likes to shove his mum's boiled eggs up his rectum

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    Martin O'Neill :nervous:

    In my defence, I was like 13.
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    Sir Scott McToMinay Full Member

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    Oh I remember rumors about him too.
    Would’ve been Moyes before Moyes.
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    deafepl Full Member

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    I remember Wenger is favorite to replace him. Wenger is the perfect successor to SAF if we are looking at the long term. He could've been more successful with us than he was with Arsenal.
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    2 man midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    O’Neill was the one I remember getting the most push. Sven’s name seemed to come later if I remember rightly.
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    SilentWitness ShoelessWitness Staff

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    No need to feel too embarassed. Your club actually appointed David Moyes.
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    Sir Scott McToMinay Full Member

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    You think that could’ve happened? Wenger was managing a direct rival and doing well with them.
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    Sir Scott McToMinay Full Member

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    Your club was built by David Moyes, mate.
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    deafepl Full Member

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    To be fair, the board want Wenger if I recall. Not that Wenger wants a job.
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    Bojan11 Full Member

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    Hitzfield, Lippi or Capello. Didn’t want Sven as he probably have put Scholes on the wing or dropped him for Butt.
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    BigRon1985 New Member

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    Luiz Felipe Scolari for me - the good version not the crap Chelsea version.
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    2 man midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    Interesting that so many Serie A names were being floated around. Especially when you consider how we all feel about so-called pragmatic coaches these days.

    A reflection of the then recent dominance of Serie A? Or was it felt that we could do with some defensive stability being instilled in our team?
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    KranjskaKlobasa New Member

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    If I can recall correctly my mind was set on Hector Cuper of Inter and previously Valencia.
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    lysglimt Full Member

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    As I recall I thought Sven sounded like a good manager for United
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    Sir Scott McToMinay Full Member

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    Serie A was definitely the top league in Europe back then.
    Honestly, we were incredibly reckless and naive in Europe, it was end to end stuff and were completely outclassed and out-thought by Bayern and Madrid.
    Definitely thought we should be more tactical and cautious in Europe, which is exactly what happened between 07 and 11.
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    2 man midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    Yeah I’ve often heard this mentioned, and wondered if it was anything to do with the names being bandied around. I guess in the end it had to have come from within the club, as SAF himself went after Queiroz for that very purpose.
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    I really can’t remember. I was in shock.

    I probably said someone like Sven. It wouldn’t have gone well.
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    Everton has a lot of history prior to Moyes.
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    Martin O'Neill or Louis van Gaal iirc
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    Kevin Keegan or Gérard Houllier

    I jest, big Sam Allardyce was the man for the job.
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    Jose. Oh, strike that, I misread 2002. Sven, I suppose.
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    Tiber Full Member

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    I was a kid. But never particularly booked Sven
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    Minimalist New Member

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    Definitely thought Martin O'Neill back then.
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    BrianMcClair'sBarnet Full Member

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    David O'Leary.
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    Tom Van Persie No relation

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    I do wonder how we would've done if Martin O'Neil was appointed manager back then. I'm pretty sure it would've ended in Fergie coming back within a year.
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    Sven for me.
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    Tarrou Full Member

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    Sven or Van Gaal
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    shamans Hoser

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    Just want to see Scholes hit a volley.
    I dont know but do remember back then thinking of Sven as one of the top managers around.
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    Bojan11 Full Member

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    People keep saying Sven. But why?

    He didn’t know how to use Scholes properly for England. Would have played Butt ahead of him in midfield and I wouldn’t have been surprised if Scholes would have left if Sven was in charge.
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    BrianMcClair'sBarnet Full Member

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    Would've loved to be a fly on the wall watching Sven managing Keane.:lol:
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    Hitzfeld or Lippi
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    antohan gets aroused by tagline boobs

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    I wanted Lippi. You have to remember there was no Roman or sheikhs, you expected the league to be a toss up with Arsenal every year and the challenge was continental football.

    Never understood the love for SGE.
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    NinjaZombie Punched the air when Liverpool beat City

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    I was 18. It was so unthinkable that Fergie would retire that I sort of chose to be in denial and never had anyone in mind. Thank god he backtracked.