Manchester United have a very important decision to make regarding their managerial position.
At this point, we hope that the interim manager and well-known defender of the gegenpress; Ralf Rangnick will be moving upstairs to begin his consulting role.
According to the latest reports, the race to become the boss of the Red Devils is between management heavyweights Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino, with Luis Enrique said to be concentrating on his work with the Spanish National Team. .
Which is the word?
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has given his thoughts on the apparent favourite, Erik ten Hag.
Pep worked with the 52-year-old Ajax manager at Bayern Munich and believes there is no doubt that ten Hag would be a success in the Premier League.
Will Erik Ten Hag join Manchester United?
When asked about ten Hag, the Spaniard said:
“Are you asking me if Erik ten Hag could be here? Definitely. Many could be here and I think he could be one of them.
“The way he approaches the game, definitely, definitely.”
Glazers can get United back
City boss Pep Guardiola is a fan of ten Hag and his philosophy, describing him as “incredible” while praising his side Ajax as a team.
Ten Hag has previously been tipped to take over Guardiola’s position when he finally opts to end what has so far been a very successful spell at the club.
Faced with this question, Pep said he would back City’s director of football, Txiki Begiristain, saying: “I’ll tell Txiki now.”
With Pep endorsing his fellow defender of mass possession, the report 87.9% United fans who want the club’s board to appoint the 52-year-old will be delighted.
Just 12.1% of the fans want Pochettino and so if the Glazers end up choosing the Dutchman, they could win back the Old Trafford faithful and guarantee a much brighter future as well.
After all, the Argentine has already struggled with the big egos of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe at PSG and considering the number of stars at United, that would not bode well.
While this endorsement from one of the most successful managers of all time is wholly positive, it is an act that may scare United fans with Guardiola well into the final 18 months of his contract and possibly due to call time on his Manchester City career in 2023.
The Red Devils faithful will surely want the club to act now, before noisy neighbors Manchester City hijack the deal in what would be an incredibly cunning move and the Citizens’ latest act of superiority.
Removing a head coach from the jaws of his City rivals would surely go down well with fans and everyone associated with Manchester’s red side. It really seems like there are only cons to hiring the 52-year-old. Pep thinks it’s amazing, after all.
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