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Ralf Rangnick took charge of Manchester United’s first team as the new interim coach following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking at the start of December 2021.
The German boss has signed a six-month deal and will continue his spell two more years at Old Trafford in the role of consultant even in case of failing to help the team to return to their winning ways and finish at least in the Premier League top four.
Rangnick has not played down the talks over his possible appointment as the club’s new permanent boss, however, United could decide on bringing another manager instead.
In order to feel an instant impact at the squad, the Red Devils will need a more experienced head coach, who will be able to start a new successful era at the historical club.
As Rangnick’s current deal expires in the summer of 2022, let’s take a look at three possible candidates that could replace him at Old Trafford.
Ten Hag has done an incredible job at the Dutch team Ajax and currently is one of the main contenders for the United job.
According to The Times, the 51-year-old fits Ed Woodward’s three-point list as a manager with a record of “winning trophies, attacking football and giving youth a chance.”
Ten Hag’s team plays an ultra attacking football, which could be a new tactical approach at Old Trafford in case of his appointment.
Zinedine Zidane is someone who clearly knows how to manage the team in order to get the desired result. The most obvious proof of his professionalism is the cabinet of the trophies he has as a former Real Madrid manager.
The French professional is able to work with any squad and wisely use each of the players’ abilities. Meanwhile, his tactics are flexible depending on the opponents.
Recently Zidane has also been linked with the move to the French side PSG amid United talks.
Pochettino’s name has been among the candidates for the possible United job for many years. The club’s legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson is still eager to see the Argentine manager taking charge of the Red Devils.
Pochettino is already familiar with the Premier League, hence, he knows all the good, bad and problematic sides in England’s top tier.
The 49-year-old’s team plays aggressive football, and the intensive pressing style could ideally work at United.