Manchester United are currently conducting interviews in their search for their next permanent manager and ex-captain Gary Neville has offered his theory on when the appointment could come
To add to their problems, United are yet to appoint a successor to the interim manager Ralph Rangnikalmost five months later Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘s sacking and with just eight games left in their disastrous game to go First League Campaign.
During the club conduct job interviews with the likes of Erik ten Hag and Maurice PochettinoEx-captain Neville reckons Rangnick’s replacement could be appointed in the coming days, with the aim of mobilizing the Red Devils’ fan base ahead of their all-important clash.
“See, because the interview process started publicly about seven to 10 days ago, I said you have to complete it pretty quickly or it’s going to be a little bit messy,” the former right-back began Sky Sports.
“Earlier in the week there were reports that Ten Hag was awaiting details on whether or not he would be offered a contract.
“I’m guessing after that performance today what we’ll see if a PR spike emerges where the manager could be named. I don’t know, but for me it wouldn’t surprise me. You know, I was talking last couple of weeks about a new manager coming in and everything’s like, ‘It’s okay, we’re going again.
“But we’ve been here for 10 years and it’s tough. That was a really tough watch that today. I’m not angry, I don’t think any Manchester United fans left this floor angry tonight because we probably went past anger, we’re just floored. We are bored and there was nothing today.
“I don’t feel sorry for the players but the players on the pitch, I really think the players care but they lack direction and that comes from the top. I said two weeks ago the owners have 10 years of post behind them – Sir Alex Ferguson to try and work this out. You know, they’re trying to run a football club from Zoom.
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“And they tried to run a football club from Zoom before Zoom even existed because they weren’t here, [they’ve worked] through conference calls. Ultimately, there has to be something culturally changing this football club to make it a football project.
“I know Louis van Gaal kind of had a say this week, I didn’t always particularly like Louis van Gaal’s football when he was here, I didn’t think it really suited me and my club [preferred] Playstyle despite being an exceptional manager. He has one art pop this week at the club.
“You have to get to a point where everyone is looking in the right direction; the blinders are on, they are all aimed at the same goal. There are too many people looking left and right thinking, ‘Where’s my next train? I do? What does he do? Will he be here next year?’ and that’s just never good.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/gary-neville-next-manutd-manager-26621342 Gary Neville suggests the club's announcement on Man Utd's new manager could be imminent