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After Manchester United’s 0-3 loss to Newcastle in the cup, speculation is fueling again about the possible dismissal of coach Erik ten Hag. The media around the world are thus starting to speculate about who could theoretically replace Erik ten Hag in the position of manager of the Red Devils. The list includes both well-known faces and coaching newcomers whose past is connected with the club.
After last season, Manchester United seemed to be heading in the right direction. Erik the Hag clearly showed who is the boss at the club. Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho took it, and the fans surprisingly stood up for the Dutch coach. But doubts about him grow week by week. Most of the fans who packed their bags for Ronaldo now admit they were wrong and there is indeed something to the Portuguese icon’s statements about Hago, the same with Jadon Sancho, although it is clear that most of the blame lies with the player himself.
After a series of poor performances and results, Erik the Hag is under heavy fire, which intensified after yesterday’s 0-3 loss to Newcastle in the Carabao Cup. The voices that tell the management of Manchester United that Erik the Hag should leave and recommend possible replacements are getting stronger. Some of them have already been mentioned a long time ago. Even more surprising is the fact that even players like Casemiro are talking about possible replacements. It is really a big topic at the moment and will be getting more graded day by day. At the weekend, the Red Devils have another game, this time at Fulham.
Some time ago it was said that Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who is to buy the club, will want to reach a lot in the sports section and would like Graham Potter on the bench. Except it sounds like a complete disaster and the club can prepare for the funeral. As if the Chelsea stage wasn’t a big enough lesson. Potter is not a coach for big clubs. There is talk of Antonio Conte. He is without a club after being fired from Tottenham. With him, there is a big exclamation point in his complicated personality. Such Zinedine Zidane hasn’t been training for a long time. It’s been more than 2 years. The sci-fi options currently seem to be Roberto De Zerbi, Xabi Alonso or Unai Emery. Earning them would be extremely difficult.
But there are very interesting possibilities. Apart from Roy Keane’s name popping up somewhere, which I’m not afraid to say “Golden Potter”, there are other names that are well recognized at the club. It is mainly about Kieran McKenna. He was the U18 coach for some time and later an assistant to Mourinho, Solskjaer and Rangnick. When he finished, he left to coach Ipswich. With him, he advanced to the Championship this year and even led the league table for a while. He is now in 2nd place. Michael Carrick has a similar story. A legendary player who was an assistant to Solskjaer with Mourinho, after which he coached 3 matches as head coach. Middlesbrough have been leading since last season. He is also associated with the replacement of Haga.
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