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Opinion: Rating The Chances Of Each Manchester United Managerial Candidates

After another humiliating Premier League defeat, it looks like Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will part ways in the coming days. Losses against big teams like Liverpool and Manchester City are understandable, but a 4-1 defeat by Watford shows Solskjaer's team is adrift and in desperate need of a hard reset.

It's debatable if that remains the case as the club stumbled for the rest of the season, but Old Trafford club will have to replace the Norwegian manager if they fail to turn things around. In this article, we'll take his chances. Possible changes for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to join Manchester United

Zinedine Zidane - POSSIBLE

Zinedine Zidane was once seen as an impossible option for the job, but has suddenly moved into first place to replace French coach Solskjaer.

According to sources in the UK, Zidane is learning English to take up the coaching opportunity at Threatre of Dreams and has turned down other job offers. According to the Mirror, Manchester United are already in line for the former Real Madrid coach to take over the current coach if he is fired.

Brendan Rodgers - POSSIBLE

If Manchester United are looking for a manager who is currently available and has a proven Premier League record, they could do much worse than Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers.

While the Northern Irish tactician, like many of his players, seems content with the Foxes, Rodgers will likely dream of a chance to once again prove himself at the highest level and win major trophies. Perhaps Rodgers' biggest concern is that his Leicester team hasn't been doing very well this season, which has cost him his job at Manchester United.

Mauricio Pochettino - POSSIBLE

Prior to taking over PSG, former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino was and remains heavily linked to the Manchester United position. However, unlike Rodgers, the Argentine tactician is not on solid ground in his current circumstances and could be fired by PSG if he cannot turn acceptable results into convincing images. Pochettino can leap before being pushed around by Parisians. Especially if Manchester United provide a nice escape line.


Ajax manager Erik Ten Hag is perhaps the most interesting name on Solskjaer's list of potential successors, having built so many teams at the Dutch club that can compete with fantastic, offensive football above their weight. While Ten Hag is a possibility for Manchester United next season, rumors in England say the Ajax manager is completely uninterested in taking over the business mid-season. That means it's out for now.

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