Manchester United have had three different managers in the 2021/22 season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer began the season as but was sacked in November 2021. Following his departure, Michael Carrick took charge of three games as interim manager. Then on December 5 2021, Ralf Rangnick took charge of his first Manchester United game as they hosted Crystal Palace. Rangnick joined Manchester United on a contract that will see him take charge of the club till the end of the season. But at some point, there were speculations that he would be made permanent manager. However, following their elimination from the UEFA Champions League and other disappointing performances, it is likely that the club will hire a new manager in the coming days.
Desperate Manchester United Could Turn to Thomas Tuchel as They Search for a Solution
Thomas Tuchel Could Be on His Way to Manchester United if Things Take a Different Turn at Chelsea
A number of managers have been linked with the Manchester United job. The likes of Erik ten Hag, Mauricio Pochettino and Luis Enrique have all been considered possible candidates. But following the recent developments at Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel has become a surprise addition to the list. Even though the 48-year old German tactician has pledged his support to Chelsea, the outcome could depend on the club’s new owners.
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes believes Tuchel will be good for the job. Speaking to BT Sport, Scholes said;
“I would have gone for Conte or Tuchel now. Possibly it looks like he [Tuchel] might be available at the end of the year. Those two are top class elite coaches who I think strike fear into players and win which is the most important thing.
“United with either one of those coaches would be a much better squad.”
Thomas Tuchel was appointed Chelsea manager in January 2021, following the dismissal of Frank Lampard. Since then, he has gone on to win the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Super League and FIFA Club World Cup at the club. He also finished runner-up at the FA Cup and the EFL Cup.
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