Ferguson said in February he wanted to continue for "two or three more years" and Docherty told BBC Sport that he believes it's Ferguson who will make the decision over who takes his place, "not the directors."
"I think it will be David Moyes because they are good friends. He's done a great job at Everton with no money."
Docherty, managed United between 1972 and 1977 and he that says replacing someone who has won 12 league titles and two European Cups in 25 years at Old Trafford is "an impossible task".
He believes Moyes's record of four top-six finishes in 10 years on a shoestring budget, has what it takes.
"If I was a gambling man I would say David Moyes," Docherty continued. "He's an ex-player, but not a great player, just as Sir Alex wasn't a great player, but their records as managers are fantastic.
"Alec will probably move upstairs, but he will want a new manager who knows how the game is played, how the club should be run and keep in contact with him about what's going on."
Ferguson almost retired in 2002 but changed his mind, and Docherty wouldn't be surprised to see the 70-year-old go beyond the three years he mentioned.
"I think he will carry on managing Manchester United as long as keeps his enthusiasm and his health."
"If he does that that there's no reason he can't carry on for I don't know how long."
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214 Posted 02/05/2012 at 17:57:58
215 Posted 02/05/2012 at 18:17:32
217 Posted 02/05/2012 at 18:14:10
Moyes will never manage a top 4 club.
10 years at one club and no trophy ...
218 Posted 02/05/2012 at 18:21:47
221 Posted 02/05/2012 at 18:50:45
But he already did.
224 Posted 02/05/2012 at 19:03:36
I meant the so called Sky 4.
303 Posted 02/05/2012 at 23:58:00
Ownership will make the call as to who succeeds him. However many 1,000s are knuckling their foreheads or genuflecting as SAF walks out the door for the last time.
The Glazers would LOVE Moyes. As they've been pocketing 10s of millions since they bought that club, they'd like nothing better than signing a manager who can do the most with very little financing.
333 Posted 03/05/2012 at 05:35:02
336 Posted 03/05/2012 at 06:26:44
350 Posted 03/05/2012 at 10:03:16
351 Posted 03/05/2012 at 10:13:26
359 Posted 03/05/2012 at 10:59:25
"If moyes had been given money to buy those players last summer then...."
On this thread it's..
"And if he does go and wins lots of trophies, people on here will say why didn't he do that at Everton? Hilarious".
Well IF you're not careful, people are going to notice your posts have a certain 'pattern' to them.
Enjoy - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arJeEKP8TGY&feature=related
370 Posted 03/05/2012 at 11:53:00
For all his faults, and he does have them, (crap starts to the season and his tactics at times etc) We compete EVERY year with the teams who outspend us about 50:1. This will be our 8th top 7 finish in 10 years. I don't know any other manager who does that. God, even O'Neil, who everyone says is brlliant spends ALOT to get there.
Whether given money he would be ace or not, I don't know, some of his big buys have worked, others haven't, same as most managers, but I for one wouldn't want him to leave because some people are made for clubs ( Pienaar as well) and I don't think there is anyone else who could do what he has done, given his resources.
I just hope he gets the support he deserves, and we the supporters deserve to see if we can push on and challenge the top 4 or 5.... because he, the players and we deserve it.
374 Posted 03/05/2012 at 12:16:34
Whats your point exactly?
377 Posted 03/05/2012 at 12:29:31
380 Posted 03/05/2012 at 12:31:06
See the difference?
Fact is however, in recent games we have attacked more and low and behold - we play better football, score goals and ......win. A much better strategy than nick one and keep it tight, which has been deployed for numerous seasons on a regular basis and not just the start of this season.
Chris Green, assuming BK doesn't go anywhere soon, would you be happy having Moyes for another 5 years? That would be 15 years in total....
385 Posted 03/05/2012 at 13:07:45
I'm a Moyes follower and certainly don't think that there is no-one else who could do a better job. I think the likes of Brendan Rogers would be a very interesting and potentially positive change. I do however believe, unlike a lot on here, that on the whole Moyes has done a pretty good job in trying circumstances and some of the criticism he receives strikes me as churlish in the extreme.
388 Posted 03/05/2012 at 13:19:27
Dont' get me wrong my friend, I am not saying he doesn't have faults and there are times I get as frustrated as everyone else... but when I look at the achievements he has, on what he has available, I think he is a pretty good choice. Just my opinion.
392 Posted 03/05/2012 at 13:34:11
394 Posted 03/05/2012 at 13:48:47
Why does a change in manager equal relegation? Is Moyes really worth 20 points a season?
Are you suggesting our players are no better than Bolton's and it's only because of Moyes we're not down there now?
396 Posted 03/05/2012 at 13:54:05
I do think the current manager has something to do with that, yes. Look at Sunderland: same players... different manager... different team. Yes. I believe the manager affects the team and the way it plays.
397 Posted 03/05/2012 at 13:57:50
399 Posted 03/05/2012 at 14:02:22
402 Posted 03/05/2012 at 14:09:01
405 Posted 03/05/2012 at 14:11:24
Just my opinion Paul... not looking for an argument, not saying Moyes is the greatest manager since Veccini... but I think they guy is passionate, solid and has done wonders... whether he can move us on with no money.. dunno... with money.. well time will tell.. but he has made us a top 7 club which others before him, despite money, couldn't.
408 Posted 03/05/2012 at 14:08:36
410 Posted 03/05/2012 at 14:19:55
Their change of manager didn't change things for the better or worse, they were poor before and poor now. It does not mean every change will result in a downturn in fortunes.
You say Moyes is passionate; for me, he is more passionate about not getting beat than winning.
Solid? Yes, I agree.
Done wonders? Initially yes... but not for a few years now.
Whos Veccini? Going to have to look him up now.
416 Posted 03/05/2012 at 14:37:14
No problem Paul. I agree, we haven't moved forward in recent years... but we haven't really slipped back, and when you see the investment in other sides around us, and not just the top 5, it amazes me we are still able to keep doing what we do. That's all!
Don't worry... I get passionate too... my twin is a red... so I am ALWAYS having these discussions! :-)
419 Posted 03/05/2012 at 14:42:51
422 Posted 03/05/2012 at 14:48:16
440 Posted 03/05/2012 at 14:10:22
With the exception of a few, most fans are very fickle, the first sign of under performance and the managers head is being called for, many at Tot have been asking questions of late, but go back a couple of months and Harry was the real deal. I remember when people questioned if Shearer was any good at a striker, most of these opinions are based on the shallowest piece of evidence and change when the next win is produced. Moyes has done a lot of things right, you can't argue that judged on league performance, awards won etc then he is brilliant, to judge him on a few mistakes not only shows poor consideration but a degree of understand of performance which could be surpassed by a idiot. You can respect that some fans don't like him, others don't like his style of football, but you can't argue with where the club have finished since Moyes has taken over.
As for, we will be relegated, or better off with someone else, who knows, who cares, why spend time day dreaming about firstly Moyes is not going and there are no signs that he is; and second who can we get to replace him, history tells us it might not be who we want.
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