It’s no longer news that Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is one of Premier League tacticians likely to get sacked before the end of the season, no thanks to his side’s poor run of results.

Two wins from seven matches are far from being enough to impress the United faithfuls who are calling for the manager’s dismissal.

Who should take over the managerial position at Old Trafford if the Glazers part ways with the former Molde boss?

This is one of many questions that are being asked by pundits as there are three major contenders for the position — Mauricio Pochettino, Massimiliano Allegri and Zinedine Zidane.

Judging by the achievement of the three managers, Zinedine Zidane seems to be the leading candidate for the job.

His three-time back-to-back Champions League triumph with Real Madrid ultimately brought him to limelight and many top clubs will want to have him in their team.

However, Madrid’s recent form is casting major doubt on his ability to maintain good form for longer period of time which has been the same problem facing Solskjaer’s team.

Allegri is another manager who enjoyed great achievements in Italy where he won five consecutive Serie titles with Juventus.

Unlike Zidane, Allegri failed to win any Champions League trophy, though, he led his men to 2016 finally in which they thrashed by Ronaldo-inspired Madrid.

The manager, just like Zidane, could find it difficult to adapt to the English style of play while language differences could also be a great disadvantage.

Last but not least, Mauricio Pochettino somewhat leads the race for the job as he was contacted by Ed Woodward over the possibility of leaving Tottenham prior to Solskjaer’s announcement.

Though the Argentinian hasn’t won any major trophy with Tottenham, his achievements at North London can’t be overlooked as he turns the team to one of Premier League’s top-four club.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.