The biggest question surrounding Manchester United right now is probably regarding the club’s next permanent manager. Ralf Rangnick is currently in the managerial hot seat at Old Trafford but his role is only interim, and the German coach has not been able to impress to the point where one would expect him to get the job on a long-term basis. Instead, it looks like he is set to take a consultancy role with the club.
On the other hand, several interesting names have been linked with the Manchester United managerial job in recent times. Two of them are that of Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag.
Neither of them are without a club at this moment though. Pochettino is currently the manager of PSG, where he has endured a difficult season till now, struggling to get the best out of one of the most incredible squads ever assembled. On the other hand, Ten Hag is managing Ajax, who have done a splendid job in the Champions League till now this season.
The Manchester United players seem to favour a move for Pochettino while many in the club hierarchy appear to have their eyes on Ten Hag as well. As reported by GiveMeSport, journalist Dean Jones said:
"“The United hierarchy know that most of this current squad would choose Pochettino as the next boss, if given the choice. However, it’s not that simple.“A lot of people involved in the process also rate Erik ten Hag very highly, and from what I’m hearing, it seems very uncertain which path they decide to take next. One thing for sure is that Rangnick’s long-term future in the dugout is in major doubt.”"
Who should Manchester United make a move for?
Manchester United need to appoint a long-term manager moving forward, as the club have continued to struggle for some stability following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2013.
When it comes to Pochettino and Ten Hag, naturally, there are pros and cons to both of them, and it is about what Manchester United are looking for at this point of time, more than anything else.
Pochettino has experience of managing in the Premier League, as well as big clubs and could be more ready for a job of this magnitude. But at the same time, Ten Hag has been nothing short of tremendous during his time at Ajax, both domestically and in Europe, and if he can translate that to a club like Manchester United, his ceiling might be higher than the Argentine.