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Scots Making their Managerial Mark in English Soccer

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Manchester United, one of the most popular soccer clubs in the world, has a new manager. Thursday, the club confirmed that David Moyes, who has been managing at Everton, will take the reins at United.

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This follows the announcement earlier this week that Sir Alex Ferguson will step down after 26 years at the helm of the storied club.

In announcing they will hire Moyes, Manchester United is trading one Scot for another. But it's more specific than that.

The club is trading one Glaswegian for another. There are, in fact, quite a few Glaswegian managers who are currently making their mark in the English Premiere League.

So, what's in the Glaswegian water that makes for great soccer managers?

Well, it's a bit "being gallus," according to Moyes himself.

You can find out what that means when Marco Werman speaks with Scottish comedienne Janey Godley.

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