Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure on Sunday led to a whole host of managers being linked with the vacancy at Old Trafford. With Ralf Rangnick set to temporarily become boss for six months, rumours have already started about who he may appoint over the summer. Express Sport takes a look at four options who could take the reins under Rangnick’s recommendation.
Carrick could follow in Solskjaer’s footsteps by becoming permanent boss following a caretaker role at the Theatre of Dreams.
Having won in his first game against Villarreal – albeit in uninspiring circumstances – Carrick will be given the chance to impress against Chelsea on Sunday.
Evidently, Rangnick will come in to steady the ship but Carrick’s expertise could be vital to United’s cause.
And if the Englishman impresses Rangnick over the course of the second half of the season, he could well be recommended for a full-time role.
This one is a given, but Pochettino is still likely to be favourite by the time summer comes around.
With Paris Saint-Germain faltering in midweek, Pochettino is reportedly unhappy with life in Paris.
And with Zinedine Zidane apparently setting his sights on a job in the French capital, a deal could happen in the summer for free.
And Pochettino could be set up for a move to Manchester after what has felt like years.
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Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel and Julian Nagelsmann are all recipients of the pioneer-work that Rangnick put in to introduce gegenpressing.
The trio have all won countless accolades in their relatively young careers as football managers.
But Hasenhuttl is another who has learned from Rangnick, transforming his ideas into a largely over-performing Southampton side.
And with a United side at his disposal, Hasenhuttl could be a superb appointment to keep them in the top four.