Next Man United manager: David Gill says Red Devils will move quickly

Next Man United manager: Chief executive David Gill says that the Red Devils will move quickly to appoint Sir Alex Ferguson's sucessor

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Sir Alex Ferguson will retire at the end of the season Photo: The Sport Review

David Gill insists that Manchester United will “move quickly” to appoint the next manager of Manchester United following Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to retire at the end of the season.

The 71-year-old announced on Wednesday that he will be stepping down at the end of the current campaign after guiding the Red Devils to 38 trophies during his 26-year reign at Old Trafford.

Everton boss David Moyes has been installed as the early front-runner to succeed the Scot at the club, with some sources reporting that an announcement could even be made in the next 24 hours.

And chief executive Gill says the newly-crowned Premier League champions are set to move swiftly to appoint a successor for Ferguson, whose last competitive game in charge of the Red Devils will be the Premier League clash at West Bromwich on 19 May.

“We have to look forward now and I think any manager coming in will inherit a great squad and great staff around him,” Gill told MUTV.

“It is a dream job. I won’t speculate on the announcement but I think we will move relatively quickly.

“In Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex we got in managers who got involved in all aspects of the club. That degree of loyalty is crucial to the success of Manchester United.

“He [the next manager] needs the required football experience in terms of domestic and European requirements, so it is a small pool.”

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