Manchester United: The five names now tipped to succeed Ralf Rangnick as manager

Who will replace Ralf Rangnick at the end of the season? We looked at the latest names in the running.

After an underwhelming January transfer window, where Manchester United failed to address their glaring problem that is a lack of a defensive midfielder, fans are now looking ahead to the prospect of a new manager and what they could bring to the side.

United have gone through a string of managers since Sir Alex Ferguson, who left his managerial post after 26 years in 2013. Since then, David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have all tried to restore former glory at Old Trafford.

Ralf Rangnick was never proposed as a permanent solution upon Solskjaer’s exit last year; he accepted the role on an interim basis and is expected to assume a consultancy role at the club after the conclusion of this season. However, he still features in the bookies’ odds as 9/2 to take on the role next season.

Here is the latest round up, via Oddschecker.com, of five other managers most hotly-tipped to be appointed for next season.

Erik Ten Hag

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Currently the Ajax manager, he was also the man to oversee their memorable Champions League run in 2018/2019 season. Ten Hag has built up a reputation for fast, attacking and attractive football and is also known to produce the goods with his youth players too.

He is the 6/4 favourite with PaddyPower and Betfair.

Erik ten Hag has been consistently linked with the manager’s role. Credit: Getty.

Mauricio Pochettino

Once the man tipped to succeed Mourinho before Solskjaer got the job, Pochettino has since been sacked by Spurs and is now currently at PSG. In the last couple of days, his Paris Saint Germain side were dumped out of the French domestic cup, putting the strain on.

He is rumoured to be leaving PSG at the end of the season, and built up a good reputation for himself in England.

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His odds stand at 7/2.

Mauricio Pochettino is one of four names linked to the Manchester United role. Credit: Getty.

Brendan Rodgers

Rodgers is currently the third favourite to take the helm at the Theatre of Dreams.

The ex-Liverpool manager took the Merseyside team within an inch of a long-awaited Premier League title, before dominating with Celtic in Scotland and doing fairly well with Leicester.

If appointed, he may not be the big name United fans crave, however.

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He is 11/2 on.

32% of tweets were negative.

Diego Simeone

Simeone has been in charge of Atletico Madrid since December 2011, and has completely transformed the club. A mid-table club when he joined, Simeone has taken them to the La Liga summit, and has seen his side fall at the final hurdle in the Champions League.

Known for building a solid side, tough to break down, it may not be the attractive attacking football United fans want if Simeone is appointed. He’s at 12/1.

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 22: Diego Simeone, Head Coach of Atletico Madrid reacts during the LaLiga Santander match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Valencia CF at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on January 22, 2022 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

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Didier Deschamps

A name quietly associated with United when they’re on the hunt for a new manager, it’s unclear how close the Frenchman has ever been to being manager of the Red Devils.

A World Cup winner as a player, and managing the likes of Monaco, Juventus and the French national team, where he is still boss, he certainly has the credentials United will be looking for.

With Deschamps looking to lead France in the Qatar World Cup at the end of the year, this one looks unlikely but he is pegged at 14/1.

France manager Didier Deschamps. Picture: FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images