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Manchester United’s Search for a New Manager: Latest Rumors and Top 3 Contenders

Man United’s Chase For A New Manager

Ever since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club, Manchester United Football Club has been nothing but a managerial merry-go-round.

One manager comes and tries to implement his philosophy but ultimately proves to be unsuccessful.

Now, Manchester United is looking to appoint their new manager after Ralf Rangnick completes his tenure as the caretaker manager.

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Mauricio Pochettino, Erik Ten Hag, and Thomas Tuchel are among the three names highly linked with the 20-time Premier League champions.

Until the news came regarding Chelsea’s assets getting frozen, it was a two-horse race between Ten Hag and Pochettino. However, Tuchel has found himself in the equation, considering Chelsea’s situation.

These managers know that Manchester United are unlikely to get Champions League football next season, so they have a more grueling task than they seem to think.

So let us look at All The Latest Rumors in Man United’s Chase For A New Manager and review all the top contenders.

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Candidate #1: Erik Ten Hag

Ten Hag has done a fantastic job at Ajax, leading his team to consecutive titles in the Dutch League.

The Ajax manager has also proved himself in the European competitions. He destroyed Real Madrid and Juventus to reach the Champions League semi-final, where Ajax lost narrowly to Tottenham Hotspur.

The manager recently appeared for an interview in front of the United hierarchy.

The Dutch manager’s style of play and training methodologies seems to have impressed the United directors as they look to secure his appointment.

Two other top European clubs are circling, and United has to move fast to secure his signature if reports turn out to be true.

Candidate #2: Mauricio Pochettino

On the other hand, Pochettino doesn’t seem to have his way at PSG. PSG has struggled despite having a chunk of attacking options and buying Lionel Messi last summer.

Recently, they lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League Round of 16, making it clear that the former Tottenham manager is likely to lose his job.

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The links between Pochettino and Manchester United have been pretty synonymous for the last five years.

Some Manchester United fans feel that they should have hired Pochettino after Jose Mourinho left the club.

However, that may become a reality as Pochettino said he wishes to return to England again.

Considering the amount of transfer money that United has wasted since Sir Alex Ferguson, Pochettino seems to be a manager that would like to work on a limited budget. As he showed at Tottenham, he created a sensational team despite spending extremely low.

In the 2018/19 season, under the former Southampton manager, Tottenham qualified for the UEFA Champions League final for the first time despite spending nothing in the summer. They have also enjoyed runner-up finishes in the League Cup and the Premier League under him.

On the other hand, Real Madrid may move on from Carlo Ancelotti after this season if he fails to secure the champions league trophy and the Argentinian tops their list of potential replacements.

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Candidate #3: Thomas Tuchel

The third person who joins this list is Thomas Tuchel. Apart from the Chelsea situation that we have mentioned, Rangnick has been a massive fan of the former BVB manager since his days in the Bundesliga.

United legend Rio Ferdinand has also urged his former club to go all out for the German, who has shown pedigree to adapt to the Premier League and galvanize the United squad as he did with the Blues.

Considering his success at Chelsea, the current caretaker manager would be happy to hand over the keys to Tuchel in the summer.


As we analyzed the latest rumors and insights regarding United’s quest for a new manager, it is clear that whoever joins the Red Devils has a job on his hands.

In a team full of superstars lacking cohesion and balance, the manager’s role becomes crucial in steadying this semi-wrecked ship.

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