The search for the next Manchester United manager has been hotly anticipated since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was ousted in November of last year, and now the board may be getting things started ahead of their hopes to name a permanent manager this summer.
What exactly is the word?
John Murtough, the club’s football director, has finally provided an update on the search for the next manager to take over at Old Trafford.
Murtough just stated that a “thorough procedure” is already underway in a teaser statement that will undoubtedly delight supporters.
The director went on to state that they want to find someone who can “challenge for those domestic and European championships.”
Fans will be ecstatic.
There is little doubt that the fans have been clamoring for change, with Solksjaer being the club’s fourth permanent manager to be fired since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in the summer of 2013. As a result, the fact that a thorough investigation is currently underway will undoubtedly delight the Old Trafford faithful.
Since Ferguson’s departure, the Red Devils have struggled to preserve their winning mindset and reputation, spending over a billion pounds on players and winning only three titles in nearly nine years.
Because of their inconsistencies, if they do not win a trophy this season, it will be the club’s longest trophy drought in 40 years.
With that said, it is now critical for the board to make the right decision on a permanent appointment after bringing Ralf Rangnick in as an interim to see out the season. The club has high expectations and a reputation that could be tarnished further if the right coach is not brought in to make the necessary changes to bring success and trophies back to Old Trafford.
Who should be the future manager of Manchester United?
For a while, Erik Ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino have rumored frontrunners, but the Manchester United board has yet to make a formal approach to any potential manager.
However, with only a few months left in the season and the club on the verge of another unsuccessful campaign, they will need to step up their pursuit ahead of the summer to guarantee that the manager has enough time to make his mark on the group.