An “outstanding” manager who could take Erik Ten Hag’s place if he gets sacked

Manchester United

Erik Ten Hag’s future at Manchester United looks uncertain at the moment, especially after the 4-0 loss to Crystal Palace. The manager is under immense pressure to save his job. Despite having a miserable season, his side still has a chance of securing silverware. The Red Devils will be facing Manchester City in the FA Cup finals at Wembley. An FA Cup win will help secure Ten Hag’s job at Old Trafford. Despite there being no firm decision about Ten Hag’s future yet, many talks have been going on about potential successors. Unfortunately, this season has been full of injury issues for the Dutch manager. Therefore, if the owners are considerate enough, Erik Ten Hag could be given another season. The potential managers spoken about at the moment are Thomas Tuchel, Gareth Southgate, and Robert De Zerbi. However, no firm discussions have begun

Who could take over Erik Ten Hag’s role at Manchester United?

If Gareth Southgate becomes the Man United manager, he will start his duty after his Euro 2024 campaign with England ends. Additionally, with Thomas Tuchel set to leave Bayern Munich after this season ends, the former Chelsea manager would love a move back to the Premier League. Robert De Zerbi is also considered a managerial option. However, it depends on the manager’s decision and if he is ready to move away from Brighton. According to reports, another manager who would love to take up the managerial role at Old Trafford is Graham Potter.

While speaking about Potter as a potential Man United manager, football journalist Ben Jacobs said,

“The connection between Gareth Southgate and Manchester United would be presuming everything gets done with Dan Ashworth because of their time working together at the FA. But the connection between Potter and Manchester United is INEOS and the fact that he was considered for Nice.”

INEOS had considered Potter to manage French club Nice as they are wholly the owners of the club. As a result, it could be a possibility that Graham Potter comes to Manchester United.

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