Pochettino, Tuchel… the four targets of Manchester United to replace ten Hag

Pochettino, Tuchel… the four targets of Manchester United to replace ten Hag
Pochettino, Tuchel… the four targets of Manchester United to replace ten Hag

According to the Times, Manchester United have drawn up a shortlist of four names to potentially take over from Erik ten Hag if the Dutch manager is dismissed this summer.

Manchester United plays its season and its European future on Saturday in the FA Cup final against Manchester City. In addition to offering themselves a trophy, the Red Devils would validate their qualification for the Europa League in the event of success. A defeat, on the other hand, would conclude a terrible white season for Erik ten Hag’s men, whose future on the Mancunian bench is very uncertain, one year from the end of his contract. The club’s leaders assure that they have not yet made any decision on his fate. But they still prepare their backs.

Pochettino, a serious competitor for Tuchel

According to The Times, a list of four names has been established to potentially succeed the Dutchman. A few days after the announcement of his departure from Chelsea, Mauricio Pochettino appears there and once again becomes a very serious option after having already been courted by the club in the past. He establishes himself as a strong competitor for Thomas Tuchel, also free since his departure from Bayern Munich and cited for several weeks as a credible candidate for the Red Devils bench. But doubts are emerging about the German’s ability to collaborate with the club’s new bosses, the Ractliffe brothers’ Ineos group, due to his propensity to cling with its leaders, as was again the case at Bayern.

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Finally, two other names complete this table. And they have a big rating in England. Northern Irishman Kieran McKenna, who has just taken Ipswich Town from the English D3 to the Premier League in two years, would be in the sights of Manchester United. A club that he knows well having worked as assistant to José Mourinho, then Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before joining Ipswich in December 2021. But McKenna is very popular since Chelsea and Brighton (without a coach after the departure of Roberto De Zerbi) make him also soft eyes.

Finally, the Dane Thomas Frank is the last name on this list. Having been at Brentford since 2018, he led the west London club to the Premier League in 2021 and has since kept them in the top flight. The latter is also very popular in the Premier League and cited among the suitors for Chelsea.

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