Man United board split over two candidates for next permanent manager

Manchester United’s board is split over who to appoint as next manager in the summer, with Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag dividing opinions.

Sky Sports reports that there is a split in Man United’s board over who to pick when Ralf Rangnick finally leaves Old Trafford at the end of the season.

Recall that Man United appointed Rangnick to temporarily take charge of the first team for the remainder of the current campaign.

The Red Devils are currently doing background checks on candidates and they have whittled their list down to four names; Pochettino, Ten Hag, Luis Enrique and Julen Lopetegui.

Pochettino and Ten Hag are currently leading the race even though Enrique and Lopetegui are candidates.

Pochettino is currently the manager of Paris Saint-Germain, while Ten Hag is the head coach of Ajax.

However, Man United’s board are therefore unsure which direction to go in, with a split among officials as to who is a better fit for Old Trafford between both men.

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Manchester United ex-striker, Ruud van Nistelrooy set to become manager of European club

Former Manchester United striker, Ruud van Nistelrooy is set to become manager of a European club, PSV Eindhoven.

Dutch publication Eindhovens Dagblad reports that Van Nistelrooy is the ‘most important candidate’ to replace Roger Schmidt at PSV, adding that the Dutch club are ready to ‘bet’ on the 45-year-old.

Van Nistelrooy is set to step up from his role with the reserve team and into senior management for the first time in his coaching career.

The former Real Madrid star has been around the PSV coaching set-up since 2013.

He first started working with the under-17s, becoming manager of the under-19s in 2018.

Van Nistelrooy stepped up to take charge of Jong PSV last year and now he is the likeliest successor to Schmidt, who is due to leave at the end of the season.

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