Manchester United is currently in progress of searching for their new boss after dismissing Ole Solksjaer due to series of negative results this season despite signing world class figures for the squad.


Another humiliating 4-1 loss last weekend from Watford was simply unforgivable for the management. They had no choice but to relieve the Norwegian boss of his duties immediately despite the fact that Ole still believed in being able to turn things around.


Many fans might be hoping that the former Red Devils star could be given the same chance as Sir Alex Ferguson back then in late 1980s when the Scottish legendary manager in Old Trafford had gained full support from the management till he won his first silverware in his fourth season after being appointed. Sir Alex himself might share the same idea too as Ole had only been in his third year. Last season, he already managed to bring United to reach the Europa League final before being beaten on thrilling penalties.


Unfortunately, football today is definitely more cruel than in the past. The big team as Manchester United demands results, trophies as well as the attractive display and positive constant progress. Ole's main mistake was probably his inability to optimise the star-studded squad potential plus deal with the big names' ego, something he might have just experienced this season.


Now, as the management is on the lookout for a high profile boss, Michael Carrick has been appointed as the caretaker to lead the team for the upcoming champions league fixture in the midweek, supported by his former teammate too, Darren Fletcher. Several famous names have been tipped to take over the post but two of them, Zinedine Zidane and Eric Ten Hag, have ruled themselves out. The former is unlikely to take the offer as his wife is not keen on moving to England, while the latter is still strongly committed to Ajax. So, here are the remaining names who would be consistent to be under the helm of the team, either directly as a permanent or an interim manager till next summer with a chance of permanent role later, should he impress the board and the fans.


  • Mauricio Pocchettino: The current PSG boss surprisingly is in the mix despite just taking charge of the club for 10 months plus having better campaign this season domestically and in Europe. Poch is Sir Alex's favorite recommendation for the job but the fans disagree. It is mainly due to the reason that the former Spurs boss is said to be unhappy with the current situation in Le Parisien, plus lack of silverware. Pocchettino seems to be not really into dealing with big stars ego in the squad with Neymar, Messi and Mbappe in it. In addition, he is even believed to be ready to return to the Premier League soon as his family is still living in England instead of moving in with him in the French capital.
  • Brendan Rodgers: The current Leicester manager is another favorite from Man United hierarchy. The club even prepare £8 million to compensate The Foxes' loss over Rodgers, who guided Jamie Vardy and Co win their first FA Cup last season. However, the former Swansea and Liverpool boss does not want to comment anything about such rumor.
  • Laurent Blanc: The Al-Rayyan boss is the latest candidate included on the list. He could be a perfect available one to take the post as he was playing for United under Sir Alex from 2001 to 2003. Blanc also has a quite remarkable CV with four Ligue 1 titles, one of which was with Bordeaux, a less likely winner compared to PSG, the last European club he took charge. Furthermore, he maintains his a positive relations with his former boss during his stay in Old Trafford.
  • Ralf Ragnick: The so-called father of modern German football with his famous gegenpresssing might be a high profile figure. Yet, the current Head of Sports and Development in Lokomotif Moscow lacks of prestigious title and experience in leading top level team. His best accolade as the manager was only DFB Pokal 2011 and Bundesliga runners-up 2005 with Schalke 04, which is not so much different from Pocchettino.