Manchester United have been advised to appoint a club legend as an interim manager if they decide to part ways with Erik ten Hag, according to one of their 1999 Treble winners. Ten Hag, who has faced criticism for the team's poor performance this season, is currently the frontrunner to become the next Premier League manager to be sacked.
United currently sit in eighth place in the Premier League, trailing 14 points behind leaders Liverpool. They have also been eliminated from both the Champions League and Carabao Cup. Reports suggest that Ten Hag does not have the full support of the entire playing squad, with rumors of a split in the team's opinion of the former Ajax chief.
Despite the pressure on Ten Hag, it has been revealed that he is likely to remain in his position for the rest of the season. Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who recently acquired a 25% stake in United, plans to conduct a detailed structural review that could take up to two months. However, if results do not improve, the situation could change.
Former United striker Dwight Yorke believes that United should consider appointing a club legend as an interim manager until a long-term replacement for Ten Hag is found. Yorke specifically mentioned Zinedine Zidane as the ideal candidate due to his stature in the game and his achievements with Real Madrid. Yorke also dismissed the idea of Wayne Rooney taking on a caretaker role, citing his unsuccessful stint at Birmingham City.
Yorke expressed the belief that there are few viable options for United's next manager. He dismissed the suggestion of Graham Potter, who has already had a chance at an elite club, and emphasized the importance of managers from smaller clubs seizing the opportunity to lead a prestigious club like United. Yorke also mentioned Roberto De Zerbi as a potential candidate, but ultimately concluded that Zidane and De Zerbi are the only names that stand out.
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