3 Managers who could revive a flailing Manchester United
The Frenchman is yet to return to coaching experience since his short yet illustrious stint at Real Madrid. With Martial and Pogba at the helm of things, and the love and admiration of United fans, Zidane can easily fit into the English World of football. Known for keeping things under control in the dressing room, Zidane could well use his influence to instil some confidence in the players and lighten the mood.
Zidane’s 2 and a half season stint were nothing short of a fairy-tale and his sudden decision to leave the Blancos left everyone stunned. His addition could also change the overall atmosphere at Old Trafford, although Zidane doesn’t boast of an exceptional defensive record but his ability to manoeuvre the field with attacking intensity will free up the roles of Rashford and Martial with Pogba given a freer role.
The Argentine may not have a golden hand in terms of trophies, but one cannot undermine his propensity to play exciting football. Pochettino never relied on top signings and has always given his players motivation to play against any opponents. Last year in the UCL group stage, Spurs showed everyone how vulnerable Real Madrid can be. He is known to be a man of few words, and his never die attitude makes him an invincible presence.
Players like Sanchez and Lukaku can greatly benefit under his tutelage with their confidence already hit rock bottom. His arrival could also open the gateway to sign Vertonghen or Alderweireld as well or both with the blessings of Mauricio. Pochettino seems to have lost faith in the Spurs board after they failed to sign a single player this summer and could well use the United pocket to bring out his desired results.
There is no guarantee that Jardim could handle the pressure of heading such a huge club, but his style of coaching could well please the fans who are bored with such a negative attitude. Jardim’s time with AS Monaco in the recent years showed how effective his style of football can be in a league with PSG in it, and they ended up lifting the league trophy. With talents like Martial, Rashford, Lingaard, Dalot, and Sanchez in the mix and the flamboyance of Pogba and rigidity of Matic and Herrera, Jardim could open the shackles from the United players.
The defence line will need a change as well, because Jardim loves to play a high line, and so new summer signings could always prove to be handy.