Owing to a run of disappointing results, Manchester United eventually decided to part ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer earlier this season. And in a bid to save the campaign, the Red Devils brought Ralf Rangnick in as the interim manager of the club till the end of the season, after which he is set to take a consultancy role at Old Trafford.
Since coming in, Rangnick has helped Manchester United steady the ship and while the low number of defeats shows the improvement that the club have made under the management of the German, the sheer number of draws means that they are still struggling for a top four spot.
The belief is that Manchester United will appoint their next manager in the summer of 2022, with a long-term goal in sight.
As far as the potential candidates for the managerial role are concerned, there have been a number of notable names which have been brought up, with Mauricio Pochettino being one of them. The current manager of Pairs Saint-Germain, the Argentine has failed to impress while in the French capital and the belief has been that he will be shown the exit door soon.
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"“We’ve never thought about changing our manager. We’ve never contacted Zidane or anyone.”"
He further added:
"“I can say that Mauricio Pochettino has never asked to leave. I have no problem with him. We talk about everything.”"
Being the former manager of Tottenham Hotspur, Pochettino has plenty of Premier League experience under his belt already and that could be important in moving him ahead of other candidates in the race to become the next Manchester United manager.
It has been believed for a while that Pochettino is highly rated by Sir Alex Ferguson. It must also be pointed out though that names like Erik ten Hag, Carlo Ancelotti and a few others are also being linked with the club.