Manchester United continue to be in a state of absolute dismay both on and off the pitch, and most of these issues can be traced back to one man in particular – club manager Jose Mourinho.
Amid reports of the Portuguese tactician having lost most of the dressing room and being in an open dispute with star midfielder Paul Pogba, his team has consistently put on poor displays, which have led to a string of disastrous results.
The Red Devils sit second in their Champions League group, 10th in the Premier League table, and out of the Carabao Cup, thanks to a shock defeat at the hands of minnows Derby County at Old Trafford.
In the midst of such turmoil, several sources have indicated that Jose Mourinho could lose his job, and a host of top-class managers are already being linked with the Manchester United hotseat.
Zinedine Zidane has been touted as the undisputed favourite to succeed Mourinho all along, but new reports claim that former Chelsea gaffer Antonio Conte is also being considered by the top officials of the Mancunian outfit.
But on Tuesday evening, one more well-renowned manager expressed his desire to add himself into contention for the job, by simply volunteering himself.
During the Veronica football show in the Netherlands, former Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer was asked who he thinks should replace Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, to which he jokingly replied: “Me.”
While the Dutchman did mean it as a joke – his poor results at the helm of Inter Milan and Crystal Palace make it highly unlikely for a club of United’s stature to approach him – the audience at the show surely would not have laughed as much four years ago, back when he led Ajax to four Eredivisie titles.
However, it still is quite certain that if the 20-time English champions do wish to replace Mourinho anytime soon, they will opt for a much established and consistent candidate.