Man Utd have failed to stabilize since the departure of their iconic manager Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.
The plain reason is that Fergie’s style was built around winning and nothing less.
The Man Utd legend based his story on collective play but also individuals, not tactics.
Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Ajax and Arsenal have had coaches come out of their system.
Mikel Arteta, Patrick Vieira, Pep Guardiola, Louis Enrique, Xavi Hernandez, Ronald Koeman are some of the notable names that have and continue to come out of those clubs systems.
But at Man Utd, the story is clear, the Neville brothers, Gigs, Keane and Olle GunaR Solskjaer have tried but all in vain.
Their stories have not ended well. Gary Neville who was given an opportunity at Valencia miserably was fired and vowed never to return to the touchline.
He is now a pundit with Sky TV. Olle struggled with Man Utd even after making it to the top four and reaching the finals of the Europa League.
Roy Keane most recently rejected an approach by Sunderland who had him in his early coaching days.
The former Man Utd captain had unsuccessful stints at Aston Villa (assistant), Nottingham Forest and Ipswich. He was also the assistant for his country Republic of Ireland.
Paul Scholes did not even last a month at Oldham Athletic. Michael Carrick took over Man Utd on interim basis to manage the club’s three games. He refused the opportunity to work under current interim boss Ralf Rangnick.
Man Utd story can go on and on. Guardiola a young coach was trusted with reviving a sinking ship under Franck Rijkaard.
With an assemblage of players mainly from their academy La Masia, the youthful coach now with Manchester City, went on to win La Liga and champions league titles for the city.
As big a club as Man Utd with an honorary manager of Fergie’s calibre, at least there should be a player to ably take on the reigns at Old Trafford.
Instead what has become of the so called legends of the Fergie era have channelled their energies to TV. They have become a hostile group towards the managers and playing staff, making it completely ungovernable to manage the club.
The likes of Gary Neville and Roy Keane who are employed by Sky Sports have gone on to point out things like body language and players sulking as reasons for the team’s poor performances on the pitch.
Top managers like Louis Van Gaal and Jose Mourinho have come and gone without being accorded time to perfect their art to win the club trophies.
Mikel Arteta was handed the job of managing Arsenal almost at the same time as Ole. But Ole got fired and Arteta who had his shortfalls at the beginning of the seasons steadied them and is still in charge.
Michael Carrick got sucked into the politics at Old Trafford fuelled by Gary Neville and instead of listening to Ralf to learn under him. Carrick quit the club to concentrate with his family.
The presence of Fergie and powerful legends will continue to let down the club if they are allowed to have it as they wish.
They are bullish towards the club’s board forcing them into unnecessary decisions including buying overpriced British players and sacking managers.
Award winning journalist and writer who has worked as a stringer for a couple of acclaimed South Africa based German journalists, covered 3 Ugandan elections, 2008 Kenya election crisis, with interests in business and sports reporting.