Manchester United started their UEFA Champions League campaign in the worst way possible with a humiliating defeat at the hands of Swiss champions Young Boys. They have continued their terrible european form under boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who has now lost 7 out of the 11 Champions League games he has taken charge of as United manager.
The Red Devils have failed to win a single trophy in four seasons and their awful performances under in recent seasons has made many fans to call for the sack of the Norwegian tactician. Perhaps Manchester United will be needing a better coach at the helm of affairs to guide them back to their glory days.
Below are 4 top coaches who are currently out of work that the United hierarchy can bring in to replace Solskjaer.
An icon as a player and also an icon as a manager, Zidane’s illustrious CV speaks for itself. The former French midfielder has won three Champions League trophies as manager, in fact, he was the first coach in history to win consecutive UCL trophies. He also has the Spanish La Liga title to his name. Zidane has been unemployed since leaving his role as the head coach at Real Madrid and would be a perfect candidate to replace Solskjaer and take Man United back to the top where they belong.
Conte resigned from his job after winning the Italian Serie A title with Inter Milan last season. He is regarded as a specialist at winning domestic league titles because of his accomplishments at Juventus, Chelsea and Inter. Manchester United have failed to win the English Premier League since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson and Conte could be the man to end that trophy drought if they appoint him.
Gattusso transformed Napoli’s style of play and pushed his team to challenge for the Italian title during his time. One thing about the former AC Milan legend is his fiery character on the touch line and his desire to push his players to the best of their abilities. He would make a fantastic coach at Old Trafford and will be able to manage the big names in the United squad without any hassle.
Born in Mozambique in East Africa, Paolo Fonseca has made a name for himself while managing european teams like FC Porto, Shaktar Donetsk, Braga and most recently AS Roma. He is currently a free agent since he left his role at Roma and will definitely be a decent replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if the Man United hierarchy decide to sack him.
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