a final duel between Ten Hag and Pochettino


In a few months, Ralf Rangnick will no longer be the coach of Manchester United. According to The Telegraph, the leaders want to attract a coach with a clear playing identity. Given the complexity of the Luis Enrique track, it is a final battle between Erik Ten Hag and Mauricio Pochettino that is emerging.

Like the last summer transfer window, this summer will be very lively for Manchester United. First major project: the coaching position. Arrived during the season to take over after the departure of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Ralf Rangnick will leave the bench at the end of the season. After a rather disappointing season, the Mancunians want to start a new cycle.

According to The Telegraph, the profile sought by the English leaders is recorded: the future coach must have a clear game identity. If many names have come out in the press, Erik Ten Hag (Ajax Amsterdam) and Mauricio Pochettino (PSG) are the main favorites. The English media claims that the first city had an official interview recently. Despite Ajax’s surprise Champions League exit against Benfica, the Dutchman’s work has been praised for several years.

Regarding the Argentine technician, talks with the director of football John Murtough would have taken place. Under contract until June 2023 with the Parisians, Pochettino left expressed a few weeks ago in front of the press, his doubts concerning his future: « We will see what happens at the end of the season. »

Other coaches tracked but…

Ten Hag and Pochettino are certainly favorites to train Manchester United but the English team has thought of other avenues. Spain coach Luis Enrique would fit the profile perfectly. But a size detail makes this rumor highly implausible. In this case, the desire of the former Barcelonan to compete in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui has made his intention to stay with his club known: « I am where I want to be, » he told the Chiringuito. The name of Julian Nagelsmann also stands out, but the chances of seeing him leave Bayern Munich are almost nil.

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