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Gary Neville tells Sir Jim Ratcliffe to ignore three Man United manager targets



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Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has named three managers Manchester United should avoid hiring this summer.

Neville, 49, made 602 appearances during his playing career for United and has been very vocal about his criticisms of the club’s decision-making over the last decade.

Another potential decision United may be looking to make is to replace Erik ten Hag as the Red Devils’ manager this summer.

Several names have been linked with the United job, it has been reported Sir Jim Ratcliffe sees Gareth Southgate as his top choice to replace Ten Hag.

Elsewhere, names such as Graham Potter and Gary O’Neil have also been linked with roles at the club.

Speaking on the latest episode of The Overlap – Fan Debate, Neville revealed that he does not believe any of Southgate, Graham Potter, or Gary O’Neil should be the next Man United manager.

“As well as Gareth [Southgate] has done with England, I’ve never seen that as a fit with Man United,” Neville stated. “I don’t see Graham Potter as a fit and that’s been a strong rumour too. I don’t see the fit between Gary O’Neil and United.

“Instinctively as a fan, you hear a name and you feel it or you don’t feel it. It’s not a feeling I’ve had. I’ve not woke up and thought they look like a Manchester United manager.”

Expanding on the topic further, Neville admitted that he would rather his former club stick with Ten Hag, then settle for the managers on the market at the moment,

“I would like to see him stay in the sense that I’m not quite sure at the moment who else is out there,” added Neville. “If Jurgen Klopp was on the market or you could get a world-class manager in, it might be different.

“But when you look at the options, we could end up with someone who isn’t as good as Erik ten Hag and hasn’t got his pedigree.

“Ten Hag also has two years’ of experience at Old Trafford now. The fact he’s had that good first season and then a difficult one means he should be better for it.

“So for me I don’t like the idea of him leaving and United bringing in the kind of names that have been suggested. That doesn’t feel right.

“I would rather stick with Erik ten Hag and believe in him. If he has another season like this he obviously won’t still be there but we could still win the FA Cup and we could sneak into the Champions League.”