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Scholes, Neville & Fergie’s Manchester United players who became managers

20:56 GMT+3 19/02/2019
Paul Scholes Oldham 2018-19
Paul Scholes was the latest of the legendary boss's troops to graduate to the ranks of manager as he took command of Oldham last week

  • Viv Anderson

    Viv Anderson

    Notable for being the first black player to represent England in a full international match, former defender Anderson had one season as player-manager of Barnsley, where he helped them to avoid relegation to the third tier. Was subsequently Bryan Robson’s right-hand man with Middlesbrough.

  • Mike Appleton Leicester

    Mike Appleton

    Having been forced to quit the professional game prematurely due to injury, Appleton took up coaching and first came to prominence under the wing of Roy Hodgson. Has had spells at Portsmouth, Blackpool, Blackburn and Oxford United, plus a two-game cameo at the helm of Leicester in 2017 after Claudio Ranieri was sacked.

  • Henning Berg Videoton

    Henning Berg

    After starting out at Blackburn, the Norwegian has been well-travelled, lifting a title in Poland with Legia Warsaw, going close in Hungary with Videoton and now back in his native land with Stabaek.

  • Laurent Blanc PSG

    Laurent Blanc

    Undoubtedly the most successful of Ferguson’s former players at Old Trafford, where he spent the last two seasons of his career. He helped Bordeaux to a shock Ligue 1 title in 2009 and then moved to the France national side, where he fell a little short of expectations. Three more titles with PSG followed, but failure to get past the Champions League quarter-finals saw him sacked.

  • Steve Bruce Aston Villa

    Steve Bruce

    One of the most established managers from Ferguson crop, the 58-year-old has just taken charge of Sheffield Wednesday – his 10th different job. Has spent long spells at Birmingham, Sunderland, Hull and Aston Villa.

  • Chris Casper

    Chris Casper

    Now working with Salford City in a sporting director role, the former defender, who featured only twice in the league under Ferguson, spent three years in charge of Bury, where he had a win percent of only 27.

  • Simon Davies Manchester City

    Simon Davies

    The Manchester City reserve team boss spent the early years of his professional career at Manchester United before dropping down and ultimately plying his trade in Wales. Two spells in charge of Chester amount to his managerial experience.

  • Darren Ferguson Peterborough 2019

    Darren Ferguson

    Sir Alex’s son, he mustered 27 outings for United before moving on to Wolves, Sparta Rotterdam and Wrexham. Has enjoyed some success following in his father’s footsteps, gaining successive promotions with Peterborough from League Two after being appointed in 2007. Now in his third spell in charge of that club.

  • Ryan Giggs Wales 06092018

    Ryan Giggs

    Now head coach of Wales, the winger enjoyed a promising stint as interim coach at Old Trafford following the sacking of David Moyes. He won seven points from four games but was ultimately overlooked as Louis van Gaal got the full-time gig instead.

  • David Healy Linfield 30062016

    David Healy

    The ex-Northern Ireland striker has shown great promise at Linfield, where he has been in charge since 2015. He led his side to the title in 2016-17 and helped them to finish fourth a year later. They appear likely to win another crown this season.

  • gabriel heinze manchester united

    Gabriel Heinze

    Once a combative defender, Heinze is currently in charge of Velez Sarsfield in Argentina. His team are currently performing well in the Primera Division.

  • Mark Hughes Southampton 2018-19

    Mark Hughes

    The veteran Welshman is currently out of work but is one of Ferguson’s greatest success stories. Has successfully managed Blackburn, Manchester City and Stoke most notably. Sacked after less than a year in charge of Southampton shortly before Christmas.

  • Paul Ince

    Paul Ince

    After impressing with Macclesfield and MK Dons, Ince got his big break at Blackburn in the Premier League but was sacked before Christmas. Subsequently returned to Milton Keynes and has had spells with Notts County and Blackpool. Been out of the game since 2014.

  • Andrei Kanchelskis Manchester United

    Andrei Kanchelskis

    Currently in charge of Navbahor in Uzbekistan, where he has led his side to third in the standings. Has had numerous roles in Eastern Europe, with spells in charge of Ufa in the Russian Premier League and Jurmala in Latvia his most notable jobs.

  • Roy Keane Ireland

    Roy Keane

    Now assistant manager to Martin O’Neill at Nottingham Forest, Keane had a successful stint in charge of Sunderland, in which he lifted them into the Premier League and re-established them there. Went to Ipswich thereafter but struggled to impress, and has been O’Neill’s No.2 since.

  • Henrik Larsson - Manchester United

    Henrik Larsson

    A brilliant player during his brief spell with United but has failed to replicate that on the managerial front. Notably disappointed when he took over Helsingborgs, who he struggled to save from relegation in the 2016 season.

  • Pat McGibbon Wigan 1999-2000

    Pat McGibbon

    Only played in the League Cup under Sir Alex and his underwhelming spell at Old Trafford was matched by his managerial career, which saw him have a short stint in charge of Portadown in Northern Ireland’s top flight.

  • Gary Neville

    Gary Neville

    A legend at Old Trafford, the former England defender became a successful Sky Sports pundit before trying his hand at management with Valencia. After taking charge in December 2015, he failed to see out the season.

  • Paul Parker Manchester United 1994

    Paul Parker

    The ex-England defender played over 100 league matches for United before moving to Derby and has worked his way down the pyramid. Had a couple of spells managing non-league teams Chelmsford City and Welling United.

  • HD Mike Phelan Hull City

    Mike Phelan

    The long-time assistant of Ferguson, he had a brief spell in charge of Hull during the 2016-17 campaign. He was ultimately sacked as the Tigers struggled in the Premier League drop zone.

  • Mark Robins Swindon

    Mark Robins

    The former striker is in the midst of a successful second spell in charge of Coventry, in which he has helped the club to League One after winning the playoffs last season. Started his career at the dugout at Rotherham before moving to Barnsley. Has also had spells with Huddersfield and Scunthorpe.

  • Bryan Robson

    Bryan Robson

    Manchester United’s ‘Captain Marvel’ has been unable to replicate that success in the dugout. Showed some promise at Middlesbrough but has been twice relegated from the Premier League. Most recently in charge of Thailand – but that job ended in 2011.

  • Paul Scholes Oldham 2018-19

    Paul Scholes

    Took charge of Oldham on February 11 and immediately guided them to a 4-1 victory over Yeovil. Has since overseen a 1-1 draw against Crewe, in which his side conceded in the final minute of the game.

  • Teddy Sheringham Manchester United Champions League 1999

    Teddy Sheringham

    One of the heroes of Barcelona and the 1999 Champions League win, he spent a spell in charge of ATK in the Indian Super League, having failed to impress previously at Stevenage. Out of work since January 2018.

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

    Currently in interim charge at Old Trafford and enjoying terrific success. Has lifted United into the Champions League spots and steered them to the FA Cup semi-finals. Previously in charge of Molde and Cardiff.

  • Jaap Stam

    Jaap Stam

    Currently in charge of Eredivisie outfit PEC Zwolle, where he won his first three matches in charge of the relegation strugglers. Previously with Reading in the Championship.

  • Frank Stapleton Manchester United

    Frank Stapleton

    The Irishman is currently the assistant manager of Jordan, having had the role since 2014. Prior to that, he managed Bradford but more notably the New England Revolution in MLS for the 1996 season.

  • Gordon Strachan, Scotland

    Gordon Strachan

    Strachan enjoyed strong spells at Coventry and Southampton, where he reached the FA Cup final of 2003, before moving to Celtic. After dominating the Scottish front, he moved into international football with Scotland but has been out of a job since departing that role in 2017.

  • Chris Turner Hartlepool

    Chris Turner

    A former goalkeeper, Turner has bounced about the lower leagues of the English game since 1994, when he took up management with Leyton Orient. Subsequently had spells with Hartlepool, Sheffield Wednesday and Stockport.