24 Jan 2022 | 13:54
Man Utd will begin a campaign to find a new coach in the next few weeks. Interim manager Ralf Rangnick remained with Man Utd until the end of the season, before switching to a two-year advisory role.
With Arsenal and Tottenham both unable to win the last match, United officially won a place in the Top 4 Premier League.
The German coach hopes victories over Brentford and West Ham will be a springboard and catalyst for United to continue to play well as the season enters a pivotal moment.
But the upcoming break, Rangnick needs to put everything aside to choose a new coach for Man Utd.
After the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November, the Red Devils let Michael Carrick take charge of three games before Rangnick appeared. Despite Rangnick admitting the possibility of continuing to lead Man Utd after this season, the possibility of the Red Devils having a new coach is very high.
According to many sources, Man Utd considers 4 top candidates including Mauricio Pochettino, Erik ten Hag, Luis Enrique and Julen Lopetegui. Man Utd is said to focus on candidates who have experience working at big European clubs, which these four coaches have in abundance.
Pochettino is managing a star-studded Paris Saint-Germain, Ten Hag is flourishing at Ajax, Luis Enrique has won countless trophies at Barcelona before taking charge of the Spain national team.
Lopetegui is also not medium. He is with Sevilla challenging Real Madrid for the La Liga title, after having previously led Los Blancos, Spain and Porto.
The situation at this point shows that Pochettino and Ten Hag are both heavily linked with the role of captain at Old Trafford. Lopetegui’s position is somewhat more blurred, while the Red Devils BLD show admiration for Enrique.
There is little chance that Enrique will leave the Spain team before the World Cup, but the remaining three candidates on the list can all nod to Man Utd.
It is worth noting that Rangnick has a decisive voice in appointing the next coach in the event that Man Utd owners do not believe in this strategist.