Next United manager

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Rob Dawson:

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri will be considered during Manchester United's hunt for a new manager, sources have told ESPN FC.

Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino is their top choice to replace Jose Mourinho, who was sacked last week, but United are committed to "a thorough and extensive" search before making a permanent appointment ahead of next season.
 

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Zidane rumours going round again today. Apparently he is in Dubai with Silvestre who is a Utd ambassador.

I'm not convinced Zidane is actually any good at managing. His league form wasn't anything special.
 

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I’m not sure the club would go to Silvestre to sort that out. Zidane is hopefully way down the list
 

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I don’t think Zidane should be the next manager, but not sure why he should be far down the list?
He’s a defensive manager something everyone on here keeps saying they don’t want.

I don’t think he done that good a job at Madrid. Yes 3 champions leagues is amazing but it’s still a cup competition league performance is what you should be judged on and Zidane finished his third season in third 17 points adrift with one of the strongest teams in the world.

I feel his cup success papers over the cracks in what was a very poor season.
 

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I agree, Ronaldo came up with goods in the CL but ZZ league stats are poor. I think he should be low down because the list isn’t that long. There are only a few we should be considering
 

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Zidane managed 2 full seasons at Madrid he won the league in one of those seasons the club then sold the experienced squad players so when he fell behind in the league they put 100% focus on winning the CL.

He is very hard to judge as a manager but if he’s available he has to be considered and is worth talking to.
 

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Try Google :p

Chinese Super League club.

Strange move given what he achieved at Monaco but probably been offered an absolute fortune to go there I thought he'd already taken a job somewhere in the middle east.
 
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Try Google :p

Chinese Super League club.

Strange move given what he achieved at Monaco but probably been offered an absolute fortune to go there I thought he'd already taken a job somewhere in the middle east.
Think he rejected that job in the Middle East.

It is a strange one because he’s better than the Chinese League but if you don’t have any offers elsewhere then you’re options are limited. And he could be there for a season and probably be set for life judging by the money players get over there. Obviously a manager won’t be on as much but sure he’s still on a pretty penny.
 

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Think he rejected that job in the Middle East.

It is a strange one because he’s better than the Chinese League but if you don’t have any offers elsewhere then you’re options are limited. And he could be there for a season and probably be set for life judging by the money players get over there. Obviously a manager won’t be on as much but sure he’s still on a pretty penny.
Think the managers are on top dollar Lippi was the best paid manager in the world at one point when he was in China think he was reported to be on 20m a year. Think things have scaled back a bit after the government intervened but that probably applies to players more than managers.

Given the Utd & Madrid jobs could be up for grabs in the summer seems strange he’s made that move maybe he wants to cash in while he’s got the chance. I reckon he’ll get a prem job within 18 months.
 
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There is going to be rumours like this most weeks now with a new candidate emerging. It’s the ‘in’ story right now so media outlets are going to roll with it until we get the new man in.

I don’t for one minute think we are in for Simeone and if we are then the powers that be are just going to make the same mistake again. Simeone is a very good manager but if we were to really believe the spiel about our next manager being in the ethos and traditions of United, then he isn’t the man.

Southgate I can believe a little more because he did wonders for England and is bringing through the youth into the fray. But again I can only see it being either Poch or Solskjaer in truth.
 
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I hope and pray it isn't Simeone. If this club wants to restore its traditions then Simeone is absolutely not the right guy.

Southgate I can understand but I'm not sure that'll happen. I think much like his playing career he'll be a international guy and remembered for that more than his club career.
 

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Think the list will have been very long to start with so there's probably every manager in the world on it the challenge will be shortening that list down to suitable candidates then suitable candidates that we can attract.

I mean we're Utd we shouldn't even rule out Pep I'd certainly be talking to his people and making an approach see what he thinks haha! It sounds ridiculous but Utd is a huge attraction so why not making some ballsy moves what's the worst that happens he says no we all know Pep previously wanted the Utd job.

I don't like the thought of Southgate think he lacks the club record to be taken seriously international management is totally different to the club game and he's been out of the club game for a long time.

To me that story was just a journalist hearing his name was on the list but I'd like to think by now it's got a big thick line through it.
 

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