Everton boss David Moyes appears to be the favourite to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager.
Jose Mourinho is not a candidate for the position, senior sources have confirmed to the Press Association.
They also say that Sir Alex's successor will have a similar passion for playing attractive football, bringing in top-class players and a strong record in youth development.
Sir Alex Ferguson's brisk way with words has influenced the way we talk about football.
A timeline of the life of outgoing Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
A special photo gallery of Sir Alex Ferguson's career at Manchester United as he steps down from his post as manager of the club.