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Football: Ancelotti in frame for United job

Published on Apr 23, 2014 6:03 PM
 
Manchester United began their search for a new manager on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, with newspaper reports claiming that Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has emerged as a candidate to succeed David Moyes. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Manchester United began their search for a new manager on Wednesday, with newspaper reports claiming that Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has emerged as a candidate to succeed David Moyes.

Several British newspapers reported that the Italian was being considered for the vacancy, along with Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal, who emerged as the early favourite for the post following Moyes' sacking on Tuesday.

However, whereas Ancelotti, the former Chelsea manager, is less than a year into a three-year contract at Madrid, van Gaal is scheduled to step down from his position with Holland after this year's World Cup in Brazil.

Van Gaal, 62, has expressed an interest in working in England and former Dutch forward Bryan Roy, who worked under him at Ajax, believes that he would be a perfect fit at United.

 
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