Following their humiliating Champions League loss at the hands of Atletico Madrid, Manchester United’s hunt for a new manager appears to have intensified.
Despite improved results, it is becoming evident that interim manager Ralf Rangnick will not be given a permanent position.
The race for the Old Trafford hot seat is down to two candidates, Mauricio Pochettino and Erik Ten Hag, as it has been for several months.
While Ten Hag looks to be a fan favorite of both supporters, Pochettino’s shaky situation at PSG has made him a far easier option for the Manchester United board, which has historically preferred easy over success.
However, according to Athletic Journalist David Ornstein, the answer to everyone’s inquiry could come before the end of the month.
According to the reputable writer, United would use the upcoming international break to expedite their efforts to find a permanent manager.
Erik ten Hag is the bookies’ favorite, although Pochettino appears to be on his way out of PSG after his team’s 3-0 loss to Monaco yesterday.
With their Champions League loss at the hands of Real Madrid just a week ago, the writing appears to be on the wall for the former Tottenham Hotspur manager.
Ornstein is referring to Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag, both of whom have been associated with the role since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking in November.
United chose to appoint an interim manager instead, but Ralf Rangnick is set to step down as an advisor at the end of the season.
Other managers, according to Ornstein, could be considered, but he would be astonished if neither Pochettino nor Ten Hag received the position. Furthermore, according to The Athletic’s correspondent, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel “is not available,” although he is still appealing to United.