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Manchester United are eyeing potential replacements for Erik ten Hag

Graham Potter is a contender to replace Erik ten Hag as Manchester United manager.

As pressure mounts on Erik ten Hag at Manchester United, the club is actively considering potential replacements to steer the team. Leading the list of contenders are Zinedine Zidane, Graham Potter, Roberto De Zerbi, and Julen Lopetegui.  

Zidane, a three-time UEFA Champions League-winning manager with Real Madrid, remains a prominent figure in the managerial race. His experience at the highest level of football management, coupled with his success at Real Madrid, makes him an appealing candidate for the Red Devils.

Graham Potter, the Brighton & Hove Albion manager, has impressed with his tactical acumen and development of young talent. His progressive style of play aligns with Manchester United’s traditional attacking ethos, making him an attractive option for the club. 

Roberto De Zerbi, presently managing FC Shakhtar Donetsk, has gained recognition for his tactical flexibility and focus on possession-based football. His managerial approach could potentially bring a fresh perspective to the team.

Julen Lopetegui, formerly of Real Madrid and currently managing Sevilla FC, is another name in contention. His success in Spain and ability to build competitive squads could appeal to Manchester United’s aspirations.

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Erik ten Hag’s stay at Manchester United so far

Erik ten Hag. (Source: BBC)
Erik ten Hag. (Source: BBC)

Erik ten Hag’s reign at Manchester United has been riddled with scrutiny, fluctuations in performance, and persistent rumors surrounding his future at the helm of the Red Devils. The Dutch manager faced considerable disappointment after Manchester United’s premature exit from the UEFA Champions League, expressing his discontent in a post-match press conference.

Subsequent Premier League defeats, including a setback against Bournemouth, amplified the pressure on Ten Hag. Despite reports hinting at his potential replacement, Ten Hag remains confident in his ability to impress the club’s new leadership under Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

As Manchester United faced Liverpool, speculation mounted that this fixture could mark Ten Hag’s final chance to sway opinions in his favor. The mounting pressure on the coach intensified as reports suggested the club was considering replacement. However, amid this uncertainty, Ten Hag expressed confidence in his continuation and readiness to meet the challenges ahead.

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