Manchester United have not had loads to get enthusiastic about this season. The membership’s season within the Premier League and really optimistic title problem was over effectively earlier than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dismissal in November and, with the membership now out of each cup competitors, it simply looks as if it is going to be a weekly slog to get to the top of a disappointing yr.
The one shiny spark, nevertheless, has are available in planning for subsequent season, with United followers speculating who they need as their subsequent everlasting supervisor. As a result of it is all the time good to look to the longer term and hope for higher.
The Manchester Night Information understands that Erik ten Hag has been interviewed for the function by United however the membership desires to interview all potential candidates earlier than they decide. Their shortlist additionally consists of Mauricio Pochettino, Luis Enrique, with Julen Lopetegui ruling himself out of rivalry.
Pochettino is without doubt one of the frontrunners within the race however when the MEN requested the followers who they would favor, there was a definitive winner. The survey was carried out with round 21,000 of our readers and the outcomes had been as follows:
- Erik ten Hag – 64.7%
- Thomas Tuchel – 14.2%
- Diego Simeone – 7.1%
- Mauricio Pochettino – 6.3%
- Luis Enrique – 5%
- Ralf Rangnick – 2.3%
Ten Hag is the clear favorite however how lowly Pochettino ranks is trigger for concern particularly as quite a lot of journalists, corresponding to Fabrizio Romano and Jonathan Shrager have revealed that one other Premier League membership and a membership from Germany may additionally be all in favour of appointing the supervisor. Which means that if United miss out on the Dutchman they might danger angering the fan base.
Together with his distinctive fashion of play and the stature he has earned throughout his time at Ajax, he’s among the many most promising up-and-coming managers in world soccer and United would do effectively to appoint him. However followers even have to perceive that he is not a magic bullet and given the share of followers preferring him this might be the potential line of pondering for some.
Ralf Rangnick ranked backside within the survey however that will even be within the hope that many followers need him to transfer right into a consultancy function to assist inform the membership’s resolution making. In the long run, what United followers need is to get the membership again on observe and Ten Hag appears to be an enormous a part of that.