Manchester United have collated a shortlist of who they want to take over the managerial reigns following the end of Ralf Rangnick’s tenure at the end of the season, with Erik ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino two names known to be on that list.
United have also not outlined the future of Rangnick, who, when appointed interim manager, was promised a consultancy role upon the end of his managerial tenure. There is also rumour’s that Rangnick himself may not be happy with the role he is now being offered, as it does not allow him to have much of an impact with what goes on around the football pitch.
The hope is, with the Red Devil’s hierarchy attempting to take future planning into their own hands, it can allow Rangnick to fully concentrate on salvaging the current season.
Alongside Pochettino and ten Hag, other names on the shortlist include former Barcelona and current Spain manager Luis Enrique and Sevilla manager Julian Lopegui. An outside name to watch is Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel, as the ongoing situation at the club means his future is not set beyond he end of the season
It is understood that ten Hag would be Rangnick’s first choice in terms of who he would like to advice in the position of United boss, but with his future uncertain, it is unlikely that the clubs board will take on his advice.
In the mean time, Manchester United and Rangnick have a fight on their hands to reach the top four, dropping down to sixth, three points behind in-form Arsenal, who have a game in hand.