Manchester United set their sights on former Roma manager to potentially replace Ten Hag

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag acknowledges fans before the match.

Erik ten Hag’s future at Manchester United remains uncertain REUTERS/Peter Powell

Manchester United could consider Paulo Fonseca to replace Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford, as per reports.

The jury is still split about Erik ten Hag’s time at Manchester United. While his season and tactics have been an unmitigated disaster, explained only partially by the swarm of injuries afflicting him at the club, there is still hope in some that he will continue to helm the side next summer.

This is supposedly powered by the belief that the Mancunian outfit will somehow defeat their noisy neighbors in the FA Cup Final at Wembley next week and all will be forgiven.

Clearly, they haven’t spoken to Louis van Gaal in that case.

However, silverware or not, the club has been linked with numerous names for the top managerial gig and now another has been added to the list.

Manchester United interested in Paulo Fonseca

Former AS Roma manager Paulo Fonseca has been linked with AC Milan. However, according to a report (via Calciomercato), the Portuguese would also be “on the list of Bayern Munich and Manchester United.”

The current gaffer of LOSC Lille has impressed in the Ligue 1 over the last couple of seasons and has likewise exhibited some pretty diverse European experience.

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The manager’s possession-driven style of football makes him a strong contender for such a role, with United potentially keen on overhauling not only their squad but also their go-to tactics.

Having said that, with almost certainly no European football on offer for the next campaign, the club may face the same issue in pursuing managers as they are currently facing in persuading elite players- no Europe, no play!