Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United who is currently under fire, may be replaced by a La Liga legend or a former Chelsea manager. On Sunday, United put on a miserable performance and lost to Manchester City, their local rivals, handily. Phil Foden’s goal and a brace from Erling Haaland ensured a comfortable 3-0 victory for Pep Guardiola’s team. Given the outcome, Ten Hag is now under pressure to perform better at Old Trafford
Zinedine Zidane, a former Real Madrid manager, is the 4/1 favorite to succeed Ten Hag, according to Odds Checker (odds are accurate as of writing). During his managerial tenure, Zidane guided Madrid to three consecutive Champions League titles. Julian Nagelsmann, the current manager of Germany and a former Bayern Munich player, is the second favorite at 5/1.
Graham Potter, the former manager of Brighton and Chelsea, is the third favorite to succeed Ten Hag and is available at 10/1. In addition to the aforementioned three, the following players are also on the list: Mauricio Pochettino (20/1); Diego Simeone (20/1); Antonio Conte (16/1) and Gareth Southgate (16/1). Following their humiliation at the hands of City, United are now eight points behind fourth-place Liverpool and eleven points behind leaders Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League standings. Ten Hag insisted that his players are improving after the game, despite the rumors about his future.
“For chances it was very toe-to-toe and also in the previous games against them in the FA Cup final and January it was very close. So the probability that we could win was there in all the games.”