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#LVGout: Simeone, Mourinho, Allegri – Who'd Man United rather have?


/ by Imhons Erons
Image Credit: The Mirror

The Manchester United manager was never a fans' favourite after an indifferent first season but a rather mediocre campaign this term that's likely to end in the Red Devils finishing out of the top 4 has brought out the ire of the Old Trafford faithfuls.

On Sunday, United threw away the chance to move equal on points with fourth placed local rivals Manchester City after succumbing to a second-half Rondon strike at the Hawthorns. Their task was not made any easier by the first half dismissal of Juan Mata, the Spaniard picking up two yellow cards in as many minutes to earn the first red card of his career.

But at the final whistle, one man was to blame for another intrepid United display - and it was not Mata.

Louis van Gaal has been the scapegoat for everything wrong with the Red Devils and it's difficult to argue against the facts. He sold Nani, van Persie, Chicharito and only brought in Martial - though, the Frenchman's goals may be the reason why the Dutch coach still has a job.
Louis Van Gaal: Time up?
He has introduced a playing philosophy that has seen his side top the possession charts but turned lame and impotent in attack, scoring the fewest goals in the top 6, the third-fewest in the top 10 and a whooping fourteen goals short of Leicester’s tally. In the days of yore, that would have been totally unheard of and unacceptable. 

Never mind that United have struggled with injuries to key players all season long. Fans are tired of watching their darling team labour to victory over minnows, tagged as underdogs against top teams, and completely outclassed by underdogs.

In summary, most United fans want Louis Van Gaal out.

And on the evidence of play against West Brom at the weekend and the season as a whole, this may well be the former Barcelona manager's last year in charge at Manchester United.

But who would fans rather have as United’s manager?

Certainly not another Moyes. Which rules out the likes of Everton's Roberto Martinez, Crystal Palace's Alan Pardew and even Stoke City's Mark Hughes - a former United star.
The next manager supporters would love to see in the United dugout has to be world class, must have an impressive resume and need to guarantee success.

With Pep Guardiola already lured to United's noisy next-door neighbours and Carlo Ancelotti confirmed for Bayern, the managerial pool is much reduced and could be even more depleted when Chelsea make their pick.

Juventus' Allegri and Athletico Madrid's Simeone are both currently having a great time at their dream jobs and it would take some tempting candy and ice-cream to convince them to move to England.
Even at that, it appears Diego Simeone is more favourably disposed to the London weather than Manchester's. Which put Chelsea in pole position for his signature.
Jose Mourinho: Next United manager?
This leaves Jose Mourinho as the only potential candidate in the mix. (Well, that's because Antonio Conte has already expressed his pleasure at continuing as Italian coach).

However, it appears that those who have the hiring and firing power at Old Trafford would rather keep on with a boring but safe van Gaal that bring on board a successful but calamitous Mourinho.
Or else they would have jumped at the first opportunity to sign him when Chelsea booted him out and United's results mirrored that of Aston Villa.

Coupled that with when Sir Alex Ferguson retired and United snubbed the patronizing Portuguese for the meticulous Moyes.

With options presently clearly limited and patience stretched thin, a compromise needs to be reached. Like showing van Gaal the exit door and installing Ryan Giggs as his successor. A la Real Madrid and Zidane.

As expected, supporters are divided on who should take over from the Dutch man when he finally leaves.
It could be anyone from Roy Keane to a returning Sir Alex. One thing they all seem to agree on, though, is: Louis van Gaal must go.  

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