Manchester United could certainly have a new manager in charge come next season, with Louis van Gaal not doing himself any favours this weekend at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur. Now the whole season rides on a result in the FA Cup quarter-final.
If we lose that game, which is a distinct possibility, we’ll definitely be in search of a new boss, so we’ve decided to have a look at three likely candidates.
Jose Mourinho – The obvious choice. Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked by Chelsea, and he himself has been craving the United job for years.
He’d bring stability back to the side, but the football he plays isn’t great to watch and he doesn’t promote youth. There are plenty of reports suggesting that this is already a done deal, and it would make sense.
Laurent Blanc – The gamble. Blanc is unproven as a manager in England but has worked wonders out in Ligue 1 with PSG. As a former red he understands how the club works.
It would be a risk though, and this is something that Manchester United don’t really need at this point in time, they need proven quality.
Mauricio Pochettino – The Spurs manager is doing a wonderful job with a young team at White Hart Lane, and he would be superb if given the job at Old Trafford.
His teams play brilliant football, he loves to give youth a chance and he is extremely loyal, which would make it hard to persuade him to leave Spurs this summer – particularly if they finish above us in the league.