David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and now Ralf Rangnick. None of these managers have proven they can bring long-term success to the club. In fact, some of these names are among the best in the world.
Jose Mourinho and Van Gaal need no introduction – their achievements speak for themselves. Moyes is currently doing a great job at West Ham, just as we saw him do at Everton before his switch to Old Trafford. Ralf Rangnick is seen as a veteran manager in Germany, and the likes of Thomas Tuchel and Jurgen Klopp had learnt from his wealth of experience.
With Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag seen as the favourites for the Manchester United job, Manchester United legend Gary Neville is wondering whether the duo will be successful at the club, as he believes that managing Manchester United will need a greater deal of personality and character strength.
“If you look at Pochettino and ten Hag who are the two that keep getting mentioned,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“Pochettino we don’t even know if they can get from Paris Saint-Germain. Have they got the personality to come in to Manchester United?
“The scale of the club, the issues that exist there at this moment in time – are they able to have the personality and character and the strategic planning of how to manage up and down?
“To influence up, to take over the planning of the training ground, to redevelop the stadium, all the stuff you think a great manager would do.
“I’m not sure Pochettino and ten Hag have got that in them.”