With all the rumours swirling around about Jose Mourinho arriving at Old Trafford, fans are wondering whether he is the right man for the job or not.
After being sacked by Chelsea in December, he has been tipped to be the new United manager if Louis van Gaal does indeed leave the club. Mourinho has proven he can turn around clubs to get them back to the top. However, after questionable ends to his Real Madrid and Chelsea gigs, is he really the man to bring back the good ol’ days at Old Trafford?
The presence of Sir Alex Ferguson is still extremely evident in every move United make. He handpicked David Moyes to be his successor and although Moyes lasted less than a season, it’s clear Sir Alex has a massive say in who the new manager will be.
While United prefer their managers to stay away from media controversy, Mourinho is the opposite. He demands attention from the media and this may influence whether or not Mourinho gets the position.
With all that said, here are three managers who would be better than Mourinho for Manchester United…
He’s had great success in English football by turning around the likes of Southampton and Tottenham. He is smart in the transfer market and has a good aura around him. He is a diligent manager who is well respected by his players.
With United having a wealth of youth talent, Pochettino has shown the trust to play more youth players. As someone who is producing young, quality players for England, this is a man United ought to have.
He would be a popular hire among the United supporters.
Linked with every major managerial vacancy, Simeone has proven at Atletico Madrid that he is a world class manager. He has developed players like Diego Godin, Diego Costa, and Felipe Luis into some of the world’s best.
With an ego himself, Simeone has dealt with massive egos in the squad and meshed them well within the squad. With Atletico consistently being pegged as the third best club in La Liga, he managed to secure the title in 2013/14 and produce a magical run in the Champions League that same season.
Simeone knows how to win against the big clubs.
Although this is his first season at a major club, Tuchel has certainly made Borussia Dortmund his own club. He has already increased their amount of possession, number of goals scored, and decreased the amount of goals conceded.
Tuchel is an energetic manager that ensures his players have the same mentality. United went with Van Gaal to help stabilise the club and turn them around with little to show for it.
It might be time for United to take a chance on a younger manager who could truly make it his own club.