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Manchester United to battle Chelsea for two highly rated young managers

Manchester United and Chelsea have both been having torrid seasons and there may be managerial changes looming over the summer.

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Ben Jacobs on Caughtoffside insists that Manchester United may join the race for top-rated young managers Roberto de Zerbi and Ruben Amorim should INEOS opt for a managerial change in the summer.

Chelsea are also reported to be in the race for the two young managers, should they choose to part ways with Mauricio Pochettino in the summer.

This managerial race could prove a very tasty one, with Liverpool also in the market for a manager as well as Jürgen Klopp’s 9-year reign comes to an end.

Manchester United and Chelsea have both been having torrid seasons, and there may be a managerial change looming over the summer.

According to Jacobs, both Poch and ten Hag are in quite similar situations: both are excellent managers having an under par season with their clubs, with the hierarchy looking to judge both of them at the end of the season.

In line with that, both managers have an important stretch of games between now and the end of the season to potentially decide their fates.

“Chelsea’s owners have always planned to judge Pochettino at the end of the season in a two-way appraisal, while Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS want to be fair to Ten Hag and take some time to assess him.

“Chelsea haven’t made any determination on Pochettino yet, despite growing fan discontent. In an ideal world, they don’t want to make a change, so nothing is pre-decided. It’s true, however, that the club appreciates Ruben Amorim, Roberto De Zerbi and Xabi Alonso.” Jacobs stated.

Liverpool is the only club of the trio that are definitely in need of a new manager. This may give them an edge in this managerial race, although they may lean towards going for their old midfield enforcer Xabi Alonso, who has been doing an amazing job at Bayer Leverkusen.

Brighton are keen to extend the Italian manager’s contract, so nabbing de Zerbi may be a tricky situation for the interested parties.

 

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