Who can replace David Moyes as the next Manchester United manager?

Paris St Germain's coach Laurent Blanc looks on while he celebrates defeating Olympique Lyon in the French League Cup final soccer match at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, near Paris on April 19, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
Paris St Germain's coach Laurent Blanc looks on while he celebrates defeating Olympique Lyon in the French League Cup final soccer match at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, near Paris on April 19, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
Borussia Dortmund's coach Juergen Klopp celebrates after their German soccer cup (DFB Pokal) semi-final match against WfL Wolfsburg in Dortmund on April 15, 2014. FILE PHOTO: REUTERS 
Borussia Dortmund's coach Juergen Klopp celebrates after their German soccer cup (DFB Pokal) semi-final match against WfL Wolfsburg in Dortmund on April 15, 2014. FILE PHOTO: REUTERS 
Dutch soccer team manager Louis van Gaal smiles during a news conference in Tallinn on Sep 5, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
Dutch soccer team manager Louis van Gaal smiles during a news conference in Tallinn on Sep 5, 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

As #MoyesOut continues to trend across social media, the next question is: Who will come in to replace the beleaguered Scot as Manchester United's manager?

The Straits Times assesses three top candidates that Old Trafford honchos will undoubtedly consider for one of the most high-profile jobs in world sport.

Louis van Gaal, Netherlands national coach

The well-travelled 62-year-old is a firm believer in "total" attacking football within the confines of innovative tactical systems. Stints at Ajax Amsterdam, Barcelona and Bayern Munich have showcased a man who can be both calm and curt with the media.

He is also famously demanding of his players, putting them through relentless training-ground drills and methodical but blunt team talks.

The results are there for all to see: two La Liga titles and one Spanish Cup with Barcelona, one Bundesliga title and German Cup with Bayern, four Dutch titles with Ajax and AZ Alkmaar and one Champions League and one Uefa Cup with Ajax.

Jurgen Klopp, Borussia Dortmund manager

Two Bundesliga titles plus a Champions League runners-up medal highlight a man who is progressive, tactically shrewd, and not afraid of speaking out to motivate his team and scare opponents.

Dortmund's fearless, high-pressing style will appeal to the Old Trafford faithful, as will the German's wit to connect with today's young football egos.

The 46-year-old is also noted for his loyalty and opposition to breaking contracts, though one wonders if the temptation of managing the Red Devils will prove too hard to resist for the football aficionado.

Laurent Blanc, Paris Saint-Germain manager

Having ended his illustrious playing career at Old Trafford, the former France captain has a feel for the club and its big personalities.

The 48-year-old has done well to stroke the egos of PSG hitmen Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani, who are likely to reward him with the second French league title of his managerial career.

Question marks can be raised over his tactical naivety, evidenced by Paris being outplayed by Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-finals, particularly in the second leg, earlier this month.