Here is a ranking of the top five contenders to succeed Erik ten Hag at Manchester United. Dutchman Ten Hag is facing mounting pressure to improve his performance following yet another subpar start to the season. In the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, United was humiliated 3-0 by Newcastle United and was jeered off the field at both halftime and full time.
As a result of the defeat against the Magpies, the odds of Ten Hag being the next manager in the Premier League to lose his job have been slashed.
We have decided to rank the five most likely candidates to replace Ten Hag.
1. Zinedine Zidane
Frenchman Zidane has been out of a job since leaving Real Madrid back in 2021. During his time in charge of Los Blancos, Zidane led the team to three Champions Leagues in a row.
Zidane has expressed his thoughts about his next move, even though he is the bookies’ favorite to succeed Ten Hag at United. 2. The Potter Group Potter made an impression at Brighton & Hove Albion, earning himself a chance at Chelsea. But in April, the Stamford Bridge team fired him, and he has been searching for a new position ever since. If Potter’s deal is approved, potential new investor Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who has previously expressed interest in the player, might bring him to Old Trafford.
3. Julian Nagelsmann
Nagelsman is one of the highest-rated managers in Europe after his work with RB Leipzig.
However, his spell with Bayern Munich was cut short after a string of disappointing results.
Now in charge of the German international team, Nagelsmann could potentially be lured away by the prospect of working in the Premier League.
4. Zerbi Roberto After replacing Potter as Brighton’s manager, De Zerbi has also been impressive since the team’s Premier League debut. De Zerbi may have even improved the team. He was predicted to succeed Pep Guardiola at Manchester City after his success with Brighton, and he is now being linked to United.
5. Michael Carrick
Former United midfielder carrick took charge of the team on a temporary basis after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked in 2021.
The Englishman then took charge of Middlesbrough, taking them to the play-offs last season. This season, he has endured a tough start with Boro currently in 10th place in the Championship table.