Will Lippi succeed Fergie as Man Utd Manager?

  Italy boss Lippi has told friends he will quit after Sunday’s World Cup final.He is now being linked with a role alongside Old Trafford chief Fergie. And that could see him eventually succeed the Scot. Fergie is a long-standing friend and huge admirer of the former Juventus manager.He once said of the Italian: “Just looking into his eyes is enough to tell you he’s in command of himself and his professional domain.”

Ferguson, 64, is expected to relinquish the reins after 20 years in charge at the end of the coming season. Italian sources believe Lippi, 58, could either work in tandem with the United supremo or under him — with Fergie promoted to general manager. A source close to Lippi said: “He is not looking for a lucrative contract since he has achieved success at the highest level. And working abroad is the only thing that interests him. “He will not find it diminishing to work either alongside or under another manager.”

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