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24 May 2024 20:16:24
Whispers of it being Southgate or mckenna.

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24 May 2024 20:27:33
At one point Southgate was the bookies favourite, he’s now 14/ 1, the biggest price he has been for months, so not sure where you’re hearing your whispers but nobody else is hearing them today. The only rumours out there at the moment are McKenna, Poch or RDZ at a push.

24 May 2024 20:33:00
Both backwards steps.

Be back to looking again in 18 months.

24 May 2024 21:44:17
It makes a change from the loud noises other people are hearing.

24 May 2024 21:46:27

24 May 2024 21:47:38
Wouldn't make any sense to wait for the Euro to be over and then appoint a new manager. It has to happen sooner. I think they will go after Tuchel. Someone here said he's on Barca's list but they appointed Flick. I would rather see him than Southgate. McKenna could gain more experience meanwhile and become the next one.

24 May 2024 23:09:34
I was hearing whispers that I’m one tasty snack who’s ripe for eating, but then the bus came and the weird auld fella just left me at the stop. What a tease.

25 May 2024 00:17:01
McKenna is favourite on a few bookies sites.

25 May 2024 00:21:44
I have feeling McKenna is noise and it will be Tuchel.

25 May 2024 10:36:51
I think Mckenna will be encouraged to stay where he is to take over after Tuchel.

25 May 2024 11:09:17
Much rather Poch than Tuchel.

25 May 2024 12:00:37
I wouldn't be against a young up and coming manager like McKenna, he also knows the club well and would have less issues settling in than other younger up and coming managers. From that perspective if the club is going to go for that sort of young manager then McKenna is probably the best option.

Personally I think a manager like that should be the one after our next appointment. Let the club get settled under the new ownership, get the structure set up and in place, working to a high level and get the majority of the squad rebuild completed. Then once the club and the squad is more settled and working like clockwork then take a chance on a younger manager who can grow with the young squad and take that step up.

I suspect we will have 2-3 turbulent years ahead of us with a lot of growing pains and tension. Both from disappointed and frustrated fans and from players who will find themselves being pushed to the sidelines and ultimately out of the club. While we know the press will jump all over the club at every opportunity. That's a really tough environment for any young manager to handle and develop in.

In many way the job now is much harder and bigger than it was for Sir Alex when he joined in 1986.

Personally I'd have Thomas Frank as the top candidate of those who've been linked in the past couple of months. Great EPL experience, great character and ability to charm/ work the press, tactically intelligent and flexible, has helped many players develop and become too players (especially strikers/ forwards, Watkins, Toney, Mbeumo, which is good for the likes of Højlund, Garnacho and Amad in particular) and has experience of working in a structure similar to the one the club is trying to put in place.

He'd be a stabilising hand who could help keep the club getting results, embed the style the club wants, develop our younger players and handle the pressure and the press well while we rebuild. He also has just as much a chance of stepping up and becoming a manager capable of winning at the highest level as any of the younger exciting crop of managers like McKenna or Amorim.

That's why Frank would probably be my pick, even though I know he won't be the most popular due to him being more of a known quantity and coming from a less fashionable club. The general fanbase tends to lean towards lesser known and thus more exciting quantities. You see it all the time with fans preferring an player from a foreign league who they have seen once or twice over the player from a lower EPL club.

At the time most wanted Sancho and Antony over the likes of Mbeumo, Olise, Neto. Last summer we all know that if we tried to sign Cole Palmer from City for 40m like Chelsea did that most fans would have been against signing a player "not good enough for City".

Yet now would anyone really take Sancho or Antony over any of those more known options?

That's just the way the fanbase as a whole are. Personally I always prefer to go for the more known players from the EPL looking to step up. It doesn't always work, but I do feel it has a better success rate than most.

I also think that bringing in a manager like Frank is less likely to fail than a risk on a lesser known quantity.

{Ed025's Note - i you want someone charming and who will flatter the pants off the press might as well appoint Bradley Walsh mate.. :)

25 May 2024 12:55:34
Ed025, it's not the be all and end all. But at a club like United the ability to manage the press is very important.

Obviously there are other aspects as well. They have to be tactically intelligent, have the ability to develop and improve players, the ability to work within a certain club structure, and to get results in the EPL.

All things I think Frank has shown he is more than capable of.

{Ed025's Note - i think hes at his level now with Brentford Shappy, but thats just my take mate..

25 May 2024 14:41:31
Like the idea of Bradley Walsh he’d be good on mutv. Can already see a blankety blank chequebook quiz show.

26 May 2024 08:18:58
Do you know who is an even more known quantity at the club and has experience of managing large clubs like Ajax and Man Utd, history of playing good football and winning silverware? Erik ten Hag.

26 May 2024 10:38:06
I think the club need to back ten hag he didn’t really have a good transfer window last summer and quality in depth is rubbish when we have injuries to the starting 11 I hope he is given more time two trophies in two years isn’t bad be nice to build on it with the right transfers this summer.



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