Other candidates will be interviewed before the club make their decision, and a known shortlist includes Mauricio Pochettino, Julen Lopetegui and Luis Enrique. Thomas Tuchel is also under ‘serious consideration’ amid uncertainty over Chelsea’s financial situation amid Roman Abramovich’s departure.
But Pochettino possesses something Ten Hag or any other names in the frame don’t. He is a long-term ally of Sir Alex Ferguson, arguably the greatest manager in the game’s history, and has the United legend’s backing. Although it’s unclear how much of a say the Scot currently has backstage at the club.
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