At Manchester United, the familiar script is unfolding: leaked discontent in the dressing room, defensive vulnerabilities, and disillusioned fans.
It’s a narrative that typically culminates in the manager’s dismissal. With Erik ten Hag under intense scrutiny, potential successors are already being discussed, each bringing their unique narrative to the table.
A familiar tale unfolds, reminiscent of United’s German counterparts, as Julian Nagelsmann grapples with the German national team’s crisis.
The 36-year-old, who once supported United, could become available next summer, presenting an intriguing prospect.
With Sir Jim Ratcliffe poised to reshape United’s football operations, former Chelsea and Brighton manager Graham Potter emerges as a contender admired by Ratcliffe.
Known for player development and fluid football, Potter’s sabbatical since April may position him for a return and redemption.
In a classic United move, the list features a former player. Michael Carrick, steering Middlesbrough to the play-off semi-finals last season, brings a measured approach.
His return would evoke nostalgia, although concerns linger about his limited managerial experience.
Another from Mourinho and Solskjaer’s coaching stable, Kieran McKenna’s success at Ipswich, guiding them to automatic promotion, adds luster to his credentials.
Positioned second in the Championship, McKenna’s clash with Carrick amplifies the stakes.
Despite United’s diminished stature, the allure remains. Ange Postecoglou, credited for transforming Tottenham’s fortunes, could be tempted.
His rapid impact at Celtic and Tottenham showcases a knack for rejuvenating teams.
Roberto De Zerbi
Last season’s Premier League spectacle, Brighton, saw Roberto De Zerbi elevate the Seagulls to new heights.
An adept tactician, he now graces the Europa League stage. Brighton’s selling club status may facilitate his departure.
A bold choice surfaces in Francesco Farioli, a 34-year-old Italian tactician mentored by De Zerbi. Already thriving at Nice under the Ratcliffe regime, Farioli’s success hints at a promising future. United, in search of a fresh approach, might find it in this risi