Manchester United have struggled to find a long-term manager ever since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013. David Moyes was chosen to replace him but was shown the exit door even before he could complete a season in the Old Trafford hot seat. Louis van Gaal might have led them to a FA Cup triumph but his style of football did not impress. And after a bright start, Jose Mourinho’s run fizzled out in the third season.
Finally, it had looked like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was the man that Manchester United were backing to be their long-term manager. He even agreed a new deal last summer. But this season did not turn out as the club would have expected, and after giving the Norwegian multiple chances to bring the campaign back on track, they decided to part ways with him last November.
Since then, Ralf Rangnick has been in the Manchester United hot seat. But he is only the interim manager and is set to take on a consultancy role with the club at the end of this season.
Manchester United’s football director, John Murtough, has given an update on the situation. As reported by Evening Standard, he said:
"“We are now conducting a thorough process for the appointment of a new permanent manager who will take charge this summer, with the objective to get us back to challenging for those domestic and European titles.”"
Manchester United’s search for next manager is on
Who will be the next permanent manager of Manchester United? That seems to be pretty much up in the air right now but there are a lot of interesting names to consider for sure.
Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with the Old Trafford job since he was at Tottenham Hotspur. The name of Erik ten Hag is doing the rounds as well as he continues to impress at Ajax. One also must keep an eye on the situation of Diego Simeone.
And what if Rangnick ends up guiding the club to a Champions League triumph? That would be a wonderful headache to have.