Five contenders to replace Erik ten Hag at Man Utd, including ex-Chelsea boss

Five contenders to replace Erik ten Hag at Man Utd, including ex-Chelsea boss

According to Metro, Despite Manchester United securing their second successive FA Cup final under Erik ten Hag, the pressure continues to mount on the Dutchman.

After initially cruising to a 3-0 lead against Coventry at Wembley, United faced a potential collapse as they conceded three goals in the final 25 minutes, forcing the game into extra time.

Although they ultimately emerged victorious in a tense penalty shootout, Ten Hag's post-match demeanor hinted at concerns about his future at the club rather than celebrating a potential second piece of silverware.

With Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS set to evaluate Ten Hag's position at the end of the season, the 54-year-old faces an uphill battle to convince the club's hierarchy that he is the right person to lead the latest rebuild.

If Manchester United opt to look for a new manager in the summer, here are five potential candidates to replace Ten Hag:

Gareth Southgate: The current England manager has impressed with his leadership and tactical acumen, guiding the national team to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup and the final of Euro 2020.

Southgate's experience working with several key United players in the England setup could make him a strong contender for the role.

Graham Potter: Despite a challenging stint at Chelsea, Potter has shown promise with his tactical philosophy and man-management skills, particularly during his tenure at Brighton.

His ability to establish a consistent style of play could be valuable for Manchester United, especially with the support of the club's newly appointed staff.

Thomas Tuchel: The Champions League-winning coach, currently with Chelsea, has been linked with a move away from Bayern Munich.

Tuchel's experience in the Premier League and his proven track record makes him an attractive option, despite concerns about his past disagreements with sporting directors.

Roberto De Zerbi: Known for his attractive style of play and attention to detail, De Zerbi has impressed with his work at Sassuolo and Brighton.

Although it may require significant compensation to secure his services, his managerial stock is on the rise, making him a compelling candidate for Manchester United.

Zinedine Zidane: The former Real Madrid manager boasts an impressive resume, including three consecutive Champions League titles.

Zidane's desire to manage in the Premier League could align with Manchester United's ambitions, making him a formidable candidate if he decides to return to management this summer.


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