Carlo Ancelotti is rumored to be in talks to replace Jose Mourinho as Manchester United‘s next manager. United’s management is presently preparing to appoint a new manager for the coming season, with interim leader Ralf Rangnick poised to return to a technical role.
Ancelotti and Manchester United
Luis Enrique, Erik ten Hag, and Mauricio Pochettino were expected to be the frontrunners, although Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is also a possibility. Following his team’s terrible performance in their Champions League last-16 first-leg clash against Paris Saint-Germain, Ancelotti is facing mounting criticism in the Spanish capital.
And his great relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson, who, despite retiring nine years ago, still wields power at Old Trafford, could be a factor. Another factor could be Ancelotti’s friendship with Cristiano Ronaldo, with the two having won the Champions League together at Real Madrid in 2014.
Whatever the Red Devils choose, it could spark a managerial merry-go-round, with Pochettino reportedly interested in taking over at Real Madrid if Ancelotti is fired. PSG sporting director Leonardo, on the other hand, has stated that the club has never considered changing its coach, but Pochettino is rumored to be considering a move away from Ligue 1, with a return to the Premier League his preferred option.
About the Other Alternatives
Ten Hag has outstanding credentials, but he may be seen as an outsider for the role, even though his limited experience at the highest levels of management may make him a better match for Rangnick.
Luis Enrique, the coach of the Spanish national team, will not be accessible until December because he wants to guide La Roja to the World Cup in Qatar. Football director John Murtough is leading United’s hunt for a new manager.
Recently He told fans: “We are now conducting a thorough process for the appointment of a new permanent manager who will take charge this summer, to get us back to challenging for those domestic and European titles.”
Danny Murphy Against Ancelotti
United, according to Murphy, wants a manager who can get the best out of their current crop of misfiring players while also keeping them on their toes – something Ancelotti will not be able to offer.
“I think United have to look at something more stable more long term,” he continued. “I know that is the opposite of how Chelsea gets success, but we are talking about Manchester United, a different model.
“I also think Ancelotti’s managerial style is one where he has gone into many clubs that have already got success, superstars, players top of their game, and just keeps that going – Everton was different.”
Murphy feels the club should hire a coach with new ideas who can get the best out of United’s players while also maintaining discipline in the summer. Despite a disheartening goalless draw with Watford last weekend, Manchester United remains fourth in the Premier League and plays leaders Manchester City on Sunday.