It has been no secret that Jose Mourinho has endured a difficult start to life as the new Manchester United boss. In fact are already reports that Manchester United owners are ready to sack the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager.
Sitting eight points off leaders Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table and with Europa League qualification still far from guaranteed, it leaves the Portuguese’s spot in the Old Trafford hot seat under threat.
Mourinho’s defensive tactics combined with off field personal issues all played a key role in the Portuguese’s tough start to the new campaign and with Mourinho currently struggling to turn things around at United we take a look at possible candidates who could replace the 53-year-old should he be sacked.
Former Paris Saint-Germain manager Laurent Blanc has long been linked with the United job ever since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2013. Despite boasting an impressive CV with the French side it remains unknown as to whether he has what it takes to manage a club like Manchester United. The French league is no longer the force it once was and with little completion from elsewhere guiding Paris Saint-Germain to the Ligue 1 title was not the hardest task in the world.
Now out of work after been sacked in the summer by the French champions he remains a possible candidate to replace Mourinho and should he be shown the Old Trafford exit door Blanc will no doubt be looked at by the United hierarchy as an option.
After guiding Atletico Madrid to two European cup finals Argentinean coach Diego Simeone stands as one of the most sought after managers in world football. His excellent tactics combined with his abilty to get the best out of his players makes him an ideal candidate to replace Mourinho at United but luring him away from the Vicente Calderon may prove to be a difficult task.
Atletico are desperate to keep hold of Simeone and would no doubt do everything in their power to keep him at the club but should United manage to convince the Atletico hierarchy to part ways with Simeone he may prove to be the right man to take Manchester United back to the top.
Who do you reckon should replace Mourinho is the Portuguese is sacked?