A tough start to the season could bring a change in the managerial hierarchy as the Manchester United look at a few potential options.
Manchester United got back to winning ways against Newcastle United, thanks to a 4-1 success at the St. James’ Park. The success in the Premier League was obviously very vital in determining Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s future at the club, but the Norwegian continues to be under pressure. Having said that, they have shortlisted another replacement for the 47-year-old, apart from former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, according to the Express.
Pochettino, who has been without a job since almost a year now managed some commendable accomplishments with the north London club, which included four consecutive top-four finishes in the Premier League, attaining second place in the 2016/17 campaign, and the 2019 Champions League final, the first time in Tottenham’s history.
The Argentinian Coach is also admired by their city rivals, Manchester City. The 48-year-old manager is tipped to replace the Spanish coach, Pep Guardiola by the end of this season if the Spaniard chooses not to renew his contract with the Sky Blues.
Although the ex-Espanyol coach is considered to be the next United boss, the English side has kept their options open, as they are also contemplating a move for the former Juventus coach, Massimiliano Allegri. The Italian has been out of a managerial role since the end of the 2018/19 season after Juventus decided against renewing his contract.
Allegri has been highly regarded in the footballing world after clinching five straight domestic titles with Juve and also taking them to two Champions League finals in 2015 and 2017. The manager has been linked with Roma in recent times, as the Giallorossi have made a tough start to the season with their current manager, Paulo Fonseca.
With three of United’s next four fixtures coming up against Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Arsenal, it would be no surprise if Ed Woodward fires Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the event of unsatisfactory results. Allegri and Pochettino will certainly keep tabs on the 20-time English champions’ situation and it will surely be interesting to see how things pan out as the season progresses further.