With news breaking today that legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson will be stepping down from his post at Manchester United at the conclusion of this season, speculation has already begun to rage about who will replace him. The candidates range from the realistic and soundly reasoned (David Moyes and Jose Mourinho) to the completely absurd (anyone ready for more Sven-Goran Eriksson?), and there will be no shortage of additional candidates’ names to surface in the coming hours and days.

The manager’s chair at Manchester United is one of the most sought-after jobs in the sporting world, and it’s likely coaches will emerge from all corners of the earth to put their names in. Here are 10 Potential Replacements for Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

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