“Replace him now” Man United legend urges club to replace Jose Mourinho with former player

Former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona has said that the club should appoint an ex-player to become head coach when current tactician Jose Mourinho leaves the club or is shown the door.

The former Manchester United forward is not an admirer of Jose Mourinho and has criticised the tactician’s style of play at Old Trafford. The Frenchman has also spoken about becoming the manager of Manchester United himself, although suggested that was not his plan with his recent remarks.

A number of former Manchester United players have since become managers. That includes Ryan Giggs, Laurent Blanc, Roy Keane, Gary Neville and Steve Bruce, among many others. Players that played under Scottish boss Sir Alex Ferguson have a tendency to go into football management.

Cantona feels that one of those ex-Man United players should be handed the Old Trafford job once former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan boss is gone, something which the side have never decided to do.

Former Wales international midfielder Ryan Giggs managed the Red Devils on a temporary basis back in 2014 after former Everton head coach David Moyes was sacked as United boss. The former Manchester United wing wizard had to wait until this year to get his first permanent managerial appointment, with the Welsh national football team, the Nation of his birth.

Ryan Giggs will be a possibility, but what is actually required at the Premier League club is a total overhaul of the principalities at board level and the officials at the top of the Old Trafford club. A slight change in tactician will not lead to a turnaround of the side’s fortunes.