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Evaluating the Potential Manager Target for the Red Devils Amid Ten Hag’s Exit Speculation

After a lackluster 2023-24 season from the Red Devils, Manchester United’s board is set to find a replacement for Erik Ten Hag. But who could be the perfect fit for United for the next season? Let’s talk.
The Dutch manager left Ajax after making them young firepower that knocked mighty Real Madrid out of the Champions League in his first season. Seeing his success, United was tempted to bring the Dutch tactician to Manchester and though he came, he wasn’t that successful apart from winning the FA Cup from their neighbors in blue – Manchester City.
In Manchester, Ten Hag has had one of his lowest win ratio for a big club like United. In the 2023-24 season, United accumulated just 60 points out of 114 maximum. They won 18 times, drew 6 times, and dropped all three points 14 times this season.
While the fans expect to see the Red Devils soaring in the sky once again, this is not acceptable at all. So, the board turned their heads away from the Dutch Man and are now on the lookout for his replacement. Well, these are the potential targets according to rumors that can take the leading job at Manchester in the red.

Mauricio Pochettino

If you have been following United and football (in general) on the internet, you might know that Pochettino has completely lost the trust of the Chelsea board after losing out on the top-4 spot and an ordinary season when compared to the spending Chelsea made this in the last two seasons. He has parted ways with Chelsea after spending just 11 months as the manager.
He has no contract with any club and is a free agent to be signed. With a fine record in the Premier League and great experience as a manager, United wants to swoop in and seal the deal.
Would he be a great fit for United? I guess yes but only the time will tell. Being a Premier League watcher for 11 years, I will be taking a severe interest in United this season if Pochettino is appointed as the manager.
I will be regularly tuning in to stream the matches live while being connected to my high-speed Xfinity Internet which is one of the most dependable ISPs with affordable internet plans, supreme network reliability, and responsive Xfinity customer service.
Let’s see how it goes, but I have my hopes high for this target.

Thomas Tuchel

With Vincent Kompany set to join Bayern Munich from Burnley, Thomas Tuchel is on his way out of Munich.
Let’s talk about Tuchel as a manager: The German manager is one of the best tacticians I have ever seen in football. His in-game management and on-point substitutions are his biggest strengths. The German won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2020-21 and qualified for the final with Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in 2019-20 where they narrowly lost out to Bayern Munich.
Though he has performed well as a manager, his season with Bayern Munich was a disaster. Also, even though he is a good manager, I do not hold high expectations because of his lack of diplomacy. With PSG, he also suffered through the politics, and he wasn’t able to soundly manage star players like Neymar and Mbpappe.
United as one of the biggest clubs in the World has its run of politics and Tuchel, being bad at it, would neither be good for the manager nor the club.
Anyhow, we will see what happens if the German tactician is appointed as the manager.

Gareth Southgate

This bit here is kind of a lazy rumor but it is interesting enough to be covered.
Gareth Southgate is currently the manager of the English national side. He has been there for about eight years now and he hasn’t won a single trophy with a pretty talented English side that has Marcus Rashford, Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden, and more. There has been speculation that either he will resign from his job or he will get fired.
Manchester United is keeping the tabs on his situation and maybe they will offer him a contract to manage the red side at the Old Trafford. He might be the last option as a manager for United because of his lack of experience in managing teams at the club level.

Graham Potter

After a short spell at Chelsea, Graham Potter was offered jobs at Ajax and Nice but he decided to stay in the Premier League.
Now that the Italian man Roberto De Zerbi is set to leave Brighton after a great time at the American Express Stadium, Graham Potter has multiple options to choose from. With United being one of them, Graham Potter might be heading to the Old Trafford.
I am not a big fan of the manager because he lacks one of the fundamentals of a manager – tactics. He didn’t perform well with any of the teams he managed in the Premier League. That said, again, I am not hoping high for this target either.

Wrapping Up

Managing Manchester United is a pretty tough job and since Fergie left nobody has done well enough to achieve greatness. Anyhow, whoever the United’s board goes with I feel that with the right governance of the club along with laser-focused signings, the club can bounce back next season. Missing out on the top-4 spot is hard for the fans but it’s part of the game. Fingers crossed for 2024-25!


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