Gary Neville Names Experienced Manager Who Should Take Over at Man United

Gary Neville Names Experienced Manager Who Should Take Over at Man United

Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:53 PM
  • Man United are yet to find a permanent replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who was recently dismissed
  • Ralf Rangnick is currently in charge at Old Trafford on an interim basis until the end of the season
  • A number of experienced managers have been mooted for the role, but Neville contends Pochettino is the right fit

Man United icon Gary Neville has backed Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino for the club's managerial role.

PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino. Photo: Getty Images.
Gary Neville believes Pochettino's experience of the EPL will come in handy at Old Trafford. Photo: Getty Images.
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United are in the market for a permanent replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who was sacked after leading the club to a string of poor performances.

Ralf Rangnick is currently in charge of the Manchester club albeit in an interim capacity until the end of the ongoing season.

A number of candidates have over time been linked with the Old Trafford job including Zinedine Zidane who is currently out of work after he quit his role at Real Madrid.

But speaking after United's disappointing 1-1 draw against Newcastle, Neville noted that Pochettino is best suited to take charge at the Theatre of Dreams.

According to the former England international, the Argentine tactician has the required experience of the English Premier League.

“I’d like Pochettino to be the next manager because he’s got experience of the league, I think he would play the right type of football," Neville said on Monday Night Football.
“It feels like the moment for him to step up. He’s managing big stars, characters, and personalities. I’ve always liked him and the way in which he has operated. I think he fits the club, he works with young players as well," he added.

Pochettino, meanwhile, has been a long-term target for the Red Devils and came close to taking charge during his time at Tottenham Hotspur.

The Argentine was also heavily linked to the EPL club after the dismissal of Solskjaer but PSG are said to have rejected the idea of losing their manager midway through the season.

Rangnick slams Man United stars

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Ralf Rangnick was left unimpressed with Man United stars' performance at St. James Park.

Fresh from their Covid hiatus, United had to settle for a 1-1 draw with struggling Newcastle.

Rangnick cited lack of energy and physicality among the Red Devils' undoing during the tie.

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