The five most likely candidates to replace Erik ten Hag at Man Utd

The five most likely candidates to replace coach Erik ten Hag at Manchester United if he is sacked have been listed.

After another poor start to the season, Dutchman Ten Hag are under increasing pressure to turn things around.

On Wednesday night, United again suffered a horrific 3-0 defeat against Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup and were eliminated.

As a result of the defeat against the Magpies, the odds have increased that Ten Hag will be the next manager sacked in the Premier League.

If the Dutchman is sacked there are already five more likely candidates to replace him on the bench from Old Trafford.

1. Zinedine Zidane

Frenchman Zidane has been out of work since leaving Real Madrid in 2021. During his time in charge of Los Blancos, Zidane led the team to three consecutive Champions Leagues.

Despite being the players’ favorite to take over at United after Ten Hague, Zidane has already made his feelings clear on his next move.

2. Graham Potter

Potter was appointed by Chelsea after impressing at Brighton. However, he was sacked by the Stamford Bridge club in April and has been looking for a new job ever since.

Potential new investor Sir Jim Ratcliffe has previously shown an interest in Potter and could bring him to Old Trafford if his deal gets the green light.

3. Julian Nagelsmann

Nagelsmann is one of the most highly regarded managers in Europe after his work with RB Leipzig.

However, his spell with Bayern Munich was cut short after a string of disappointing results.

Now in charge of the German international team, Nagelsmann could potentially be tempted by the prospect of working in the Premier League.

4. Roberto De Zerbi

Another Brighton manager who has impressed since joining the Premier League, De Zerbi took over from Potter and arguably made them an even better team.

On the back of his stint with Brighton, he has been tipped to replace Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and has now also been linked with United.

5. Michael Carrick

Former United midfielder Carrick took charge of the team on an interim basis after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked in 2021.

The Englishman then took charge of Middlesbrough, leading them to the play-offs last season. This season, he has endured a difficult start with the Championship club as they currently sit 10th in the Championship table.