May 20, 2024

Man Utd goes against Ralf Rangnick’s advice, told to pick Sir Alex Ferguson’s choice

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Man Utd goes against Ralf Rangnick’s advice as they are told to pick Sir Alex Ferguson’s choice in their hunt for a new manager.

Manchester United has been advised to follow Sir Alex Ferguson’s advice as their search for a new manager intensifies.

Following the humiliating 4-1 loss at Manchester City, Ralf Rangnick’s chances of staying in charge next season appear slim to none.

The club’s Football Director, John Murtough, has confirmed that a “thorough process” to find a long-term replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has begun.

Mauricio Pochettino, the head coach of Paris Saint-Germain, and Erik ten Hag, the head coach of Ajax, have both been mentioned as possible candidates.

According to recent reports, Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti may be in the running after Ferguson personally recommended him to United’s new CEO Richard Arnold.

Rangnick, who is set to begin a two-year consultancy role at Old Trafford in the summer, is expected to be involved in the hiring of the new manager and has previously stated that United should take a “new pathway” after relying on Fergie’s past glories since his retirement in 2013.

In his opening press conference back in November, Rangnick said: “Having had Sir Alex for so many years is unique and for me, it’s not that unusual that after such a long and successful spell a club needs to find a new pathway.”

The 63-year-old addressed some of United’s post-Ferguson failings, adding: “The club has had no continuity in signing new players and sticking to the DNA of the club.

“In the future, the board members and I have the same opinion. It’s important not to have many changes in management.”

However, former Man Utd striker Louis Saha has said that managing Manchester United is “a different animal” compared to other clubs, making Ferguson’s expert knowledge so crucial.

“If I am a board member or someone involved in this club I will always respect [his opinion],” Saha told Metro Sport. “The only one who really has the right to give advice is that guy.

“He knows and understands the position better than anyone. He will definitely try to do the best in terms of that recruitment. We all make mistakes.

“This job is not easy, it is a new era, there are different types of players, different types of agents around them.

“It is a really tough position and Manchester United is a different animal compared to other clubs.

“I have great respect for Paris Saint-Germain and the job Mauricio Pochettino is doing and also did with Tottenham but United is a different animal.

“We need a manager to address the points we have been missing. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did great in terms of rediscovering some quality going forward. But that aggressiveness this club needs is not there.”

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