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Manchester United: Romano names Pochettino, Ten Hag and Rodgers as manager targets

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Famed football journalist Fabrizio Romano has claimed Manchester United currently have their eye on ‘three managers’ to potentially replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Having won just one Premier League game from his last six attempts, patience is growing thin in regards to the Norwegian’s future.

A humiliating 2-0 home defeat in the Manchester derby wouldn’t have helped Solskjaer’s case. And while the board have seemed to be on his side of late, this may now be changing.

Suggesting as much, while talking on the Football and Friends YouTube channel, Romano claimed that Mauricio Pochettino, Erik ten Hag and Brendan Rodgers are currently the three men being considered if Solskjaer does get the sack.

Who should be Manchester United the next manager?

Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino

Erik ten Hag

Erik ten Hag

Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers

He said: “Talking about managers: the three managers they appreciate are Mauricio Pochettino, Erik ten Hag and Brendan Rodgers. 

“But the point is that these three managers are already working with other clubs. So it’s not so easy to find a solution on this one. Let’s see what is going to happen.

“But Manchester United have to take a decision, I think, right now – Ole in or Ole out – well, they need a decision.”

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As Romano mentions, all three men are currently attached to different clubs.

Pochettino may be considered the most desirable option. Having taken Tottenham Hotspur to a Champions League final, he is now head coach at Paris Saint-Germain. That top-level experience, some of which is in England, could make him an ideal candidate.

Rodgers also has plenty of Premier League experience, and his achievements in Scotland at Celtic are certainly something to behold. An FA Cup win last year with Leicester City also proved his ability to win major silverware in England.

Ten Hag may be a little left-field compared to the other two, with no experience in Europe’s top five leagues, but he’s certainly impressed, creating some eye-catching Ajax teams – including the one that once beat Real Madrid 4-1 on their home turf.

With plenty of options to consider, the United board may well push Solskjaer out the door sooner rather than later.

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