Murphy urges Man Utd to snub Poch for ‘box-ticking’ PL boss

Date published: Sunday 5th December 2021 1:07 - Will Ford

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Danny Murphy says Manchester United should consider hiring Brendan Rodgers as their new manager.

Ralf Rangnick was announced as United’s interim manager last week, with the German set to move into a consultancy role at Old Trafford at the end of the season.


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Pochettino has been widely tipped to take on the permanent role, with the former Spurs boss said to be keen on a return to the Premier League.

But Murphy claims Rodgers “ticks so many boxes” and should be considered for the role.

“It is a shame for Manchester United that Brendan Rodgers once managed Liverpool. Otherwise I’d see him as the ideal fit to mastermind the long-term project at Old Trafford,” Murphy told the Daily Mail.

“Past associations don’t have to be a deal-breaker but they don’t help, as Rafa Benitez is finding out at Everton, so Mauricio Pochettino looks the favourite to be in charge next season unless Ralf Rangnick does so well that he has to stay.

“Rodgers ticks so many boxes: he has extensive experience but is still young enough to have the hunger and drive to take United forward.

“In football, people tend to get judged on their last match rather than a career’s work but that’s unfair. Leicester’s form hasn’t been great this season but even with a lengthy injury list they are in the top half and lead their Europa League group.

“It’s little more than six months since they won the FA Cup, beating Manchester United in the quarter-finals and Chelsea in the final. And twice in a row they’ve come close to qualifying for the Champions League.

“Rodgers knows what it’s like to handle the spotlight after managing Liverpool and Celtic. It’s exciting to think what he could do with the squad at Old Trafford because his track record at improving players is brilliant.

“Rodgers knows what it’s like to handle the spotlight after managing Liverpool and Celtic. It’s exciting to think what he could do with the squad at Old Trafford because his track record at improving players is brilliant.”

 

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