Manchester United were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by West Ham United last week, with Manuel Lanzini scoring the game's only goal in the ninth minute. The defeat puts even more pressure on Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was already facing calls to remove him from a part of the fan base.
While Manchester United is anticipated to keep their Norwegian manager after a strong start to the new Premier League season, there are six elite football managers currently available should the board feel that a change in coaching personnel will help the club in the long term.
1. Zinedine Zidane:
After concluding his second coaching stint at Real Madrid on May 27, 2021, the 49-year-old French manager is now without a club.
At the moment, Zidane is the best possible choice, and the chance to manage a top club like United will pique his curiosity. He will also be enticed by the opportunity to teach Cristiano Ronaldo once more.
2. Ernesto Valverde:
Since being fired from Barcelona in the summer of 2020, the 57-year-old Spanish manager has remained jobless.
After winning two league trophies in his three years at Barcelona, Ernesto Valverde may be considered a success.
3. Antonio Conte:
If Manchester United is searching for a short-term solution that can assist the team win a trophy, the 52-year-old former Chelsea manager is the man for the job.
The negative of employing Conte is that he may leave at any time, and his ultra-defensive style of play could cause friction with the players.
4. Claudio Ranieri:
After departing Sampdoria at the end of last season, the 69-year-old Italian manager is currently without a team.
During his time at Leicester City, Ranieri shown that he could lead a Premier League club to title victory.
5. Frank Lampard:
Since losing his job to Thomas Tuchel, the former Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has been without a club. A patient club like Manchester United will provide him with a decent opportunity to resurrect his career.
6. Andre Villas-Boas:
Since being fired from his post at Marseille, the former Chelsea and Tottenham manager has been without a club. The 43-year-old Portuguese manager has more coaching expertise than when he initially arrived in England.
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