Neville explains why new Man Utd boss could be named very soon

Date published: Sunday 3rd April 2022 10:21 - Joe Williams

Former Man Utd defender Gary Neville

Gary Neville predicts that the new Man Utd manager could be announced very soon after reports about the interview process emerged this week.

Reports said during the week that Ajax boss Erik ten Hag had been interviewed for the Man Utd job and added that ‘dialogue has taken place over the financial element as well as how to handle a possible announcement – should the process progress that way – in terms of timing and presentation.’

Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is also believed to be in the running for the job as well as one other unnamed candidate after the report dismissed the possibility of Luis Enrique or Julen Lopetegui taking over at Old Trafford.

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And Neville now expects Man Utd to name their new manager in the coming days with supporters now aware that the interview process is ongoing.

“Look, because the interview process started, publicly, sort of seven to 10 days ago, I said you’ve got to conclude it quite quickly or else it becomes a bit of a mess,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“There were reports earlier in the week that Ten Hag was awaiting details as to whether he was going to be offered a contract or not.

“I suspect after that performance today what we’ll see a PR spike whereby the manager might be named. I don’t know but, for me, it wouldn’t surprise me.

“You know, I’ve spoken in the last couple of weeks about a new manager coming in and everything thinking, ‘It’s all okay, we’ll go again.’

“But we’ve been here for 10 years and it’s tough. That was a really tough watch, that today. I’m not angry, I don’t think any Manchester United fans left this ground angry tonight because we’ve gone probably past anger, we’re just flat. We’re bored and there was nothing there today.

“I don’t feel sorry for the players but those players out on the pitch, I do genuinely believe players care, but they lack direction and that comes from the very top. I said two weeks ago, the owners have had 10 years post- Sir Alex Ferguson to try and work this out. You know, they’re trying to run a football club by Zoom.

“And they have been trying to run a football club by Zoom before Zoom even existed because they’ve not been here, [they’ve worked] through conference calls. Ultimately, there needs to be something that culturally shifts at this football club to make it a football project.”


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