Manchester United fans in Singapore were stunned by Sir Alex Ferguson's announcement on Wednesday that he was set to step down at the end of the season.
The 71-year-old, who's been in charge of Old Trafford for the last 27 years, is the most successful manager in the history of the British game.
Singapore Red Devil fan, Edwin Lim, told Yahoo! Singapore, "I'm sad… But it is time for a change. I felt we have been a bit jaded the last few seasons. (With a) new coach (will come) new ideas, hopefully after a transition. We can be as successful or even better."
"My first choice for a replacement is Pep Guardiola, Rafa Benitez is second," said the polytechnic lecturer.
Former Barcelona coach Guardiola has already signed on to manage Bayern Munich in the new season.
Another die-hard Red Devil, business development manager Praveen Velu, 33, was also dazed.
"I'm too upset to think about anything now. I can't believe it," he said.
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