INEOS have been blasted for their reported decision to have Graham Potter as the no. 1 choice to replace Erik ten Hag, should they choose to replace the Dutchman as Manchester United manager.
United currently sit seventh in the Premier League table, six points off Manchester City in fourth place, and as a result of poor results, Ten Hag is under heavy fire.
INEOS, who are set to take sporting control of Old Trafford once Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s 25 per cent stake in the club is confirmed, have reportedly identified ex-Chelsea and Brighton manager Graham Potter as their favourite choice to replace Ten Hag at the club, should they choose to fire him.
Although many reports have claimed that Ten Hag is not facing an immediate sack, it has been claimed by multiple outlets that unless results pick up into the new year and beyond, the Dutch manager’s time at he club may be cut short.
However, former Premier League midfielder Steve McManaman believes that Potter is the wrong choice to replace Ten Hag.
“I’m not sure if he would suffer the same fate that he did at Chelsea, but I would be amazed if Manchester United got rid of Erik Ten Hag and replaced him with Graham Potter after what happened at Chelsea,” he told BetFred.
“I’ve got a lot of sympathy for Graham because I think he was treated appallingly during his time at Stamford Bridge. However, I would be amazed if Manchester United appointed him after everything that went on at Chelsea because if anything negative happens again, there would be so many questions as to why they took a chance on him after such a disastrous time at Chelsea.
“I’m not saying that it was Graham Potter’s fault because that would be far from the truth, but I just don’t know why they would need to go there. Why not pick a manager that has just won the league somewhere?
“Why not go for Xabi Alonso, who’s at the top of the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen? Why go for a manager that’s been out of work for eight months and had a failed experience at Chelsea?
“I’m not saying this is a failure on the behalf of Graham Potter. I thought Chelsea treated Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter terribly, but I would be very surprised if the latter was on the shortlist for Manchester United.
“I don’t believe Erik ten Hag will even leave Manchester United, but I’d be incredibly surprised if Graham was on the shortlist for one of the biggest jobs in world football.”
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