Manchester United ‘draw up a shortlist of four men to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’ with Zidane and Conte
Manchester United ‘draws up a four-man roster to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’ with Brendan Rodgers and Ajax’s Erik ten Hag wanted to join unemployed Zinedine Zidane and Antonio Conte
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tenure in jeopardy after 5-0 loss to Liverpool
- The Red Devils were destroyed at Old Trafford by Jurgen Klopp’s rampant Reds
- And the club is reportedly already considering replacing the Norwegian.
- Zinedine Zidane and Antonio Conte are believed to be the two leading the way
- Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers and Ajax’s Erik ten Hag ‘also on the four-man list’
Zinedine Zidane and Antonio Conte are reportedly leading the way to replace Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
United are in disarray after a 5-0 beating at the hands of fierce rival Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday, with Solskjaer’s tenure hanging by a thread.
And according to the Sun, the club has drawn up a shortlist of four possible successors, including the unemployed couple, as well as Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers and Ajax’s Erik ten Hag.
Zinedine Zidane is reportedly one of two leading the way to take over Manchester United
Former Chelsea and Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte is understood to be the other contender
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is under pressure after a regrettable 5-0 loss to Liverpool
It is understood that United is willing to probe former Real Madrid manager Zidane and former Chelsea manager Conte and gauge their interest in taking over.
Club bosses are said to have told a prominent agent to contact several top management names to discern their contractual demands and United’s vision should they take office.
Although the Red Devils remain reluctant to fire the Norwegian, having signed a three-year contract extension in July, Liverpool’s capitulation was probably the lowest point of their reign and could force the club’s hand.
Brendan Rodgers (left) and Erik ten Hag (right) are also said to make up the four-man roster.
A huge and immediate improvement in performances and results may extend his stay of execution, but after another luxurious summer of spending to bring in Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, expectations are understandably higher.
Former Liverpool boss Rodgers has impressed with Leicester, presenting a fluid style of play and nearly overshadowing several big names to qualify for the Champions League two seasons in a row, only to miss out on twice.
Conte won the Premier League with Chelsea in 2016-17, while Zidane secured a record of three consecutive Champions League titles in 2018; ten Hag has won nearly three-quarters of his 181 Ajax games since joining in December 2017.