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Community Poll: Manchester United Manager

2 candidates, which is best suited for the big job and why?

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It’s fairly obvious that there are only two real candidates for the Manchester United manager’s job. It also seems like people are making it known who they’d prefer. There seems to be a lot of passive-aggressive tension around the subject.

There are rumours floating around that Sir Alex and the United players would like to see Mauricio Pochettino while others in United’s hierarchy and Ralf Rangnick would prefer Erik ten Hag.

Some former players and journalists have also revealed who they’d prefer.

The momentum seems to be heading towards Ten Hag.

But we also need to keep this in mind.

And this.

You can read more about the two candidates here: Pochettino and Ten Hag.

Most of us have probably picked a side by now. Instead of writing a piece on why one is better than the other, I decided to do this poll which might reveal why there’s no unanimous choice.

Some of these questions might seem a bit bizarre at first but just answer them truthfully and it’ll make sense later.

Poll

Should Manchester United get a good manager?

This poll is closed

  • 96%
    Yes
    (1934 votes)
  • 3%
    No
    (75 votes)
2009 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Should Manchester United get the best manager available?

This poll is closed

  • 88%
    Yes
    (1758 votes)
  • 11%
    No
    (223 votes)
1981 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Is Mauricio Pochettino a good manager?

This poll is closed

  • 74%
    Yes
    (1509 votes)
  • 12%
    No
    (254 votes)
  • 13%
    So I’ve been told
    (266 votes)
2029 votes total Vote Now

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Is Erik ten Hag a good manager?

This poll is closed

  • 69%
    Yes
    (1412 votes)
  • 2%
    No
    (41 votes)
  • 28%
    So I’ve been told
    (575 votes)
2028 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Is Mauricio Pochettino a great manager?

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  • 16%
    Yes
    (329 votes)
  • 38%
    No
    (753 votes)
  • 45%
    Potentially
    (897 votes)
1979 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Is Erik ten Hag a great manager?

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  • 14%
    Yes
    (291 votes)
  • 9%
    No
    (181 votes)
  • 76%
    Potentially
    (1502 votes)
1974 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who was the most tactically sound Manchester United manager post-Fergie?

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  • 2%
    David Moyes
    (41 votes)
  • 49%
    Louis van Gaal
    (996 votes)
  • 37%
    Jose Mourinho
    (753 votes)
  • 11%
    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
    (230 votes)
2020 votes total Vote Now

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Were any of the managers post-Fergie good enough tactically?

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  • 2%
    All of them were
    (47 votes)
  • 0%
    Moyes was
    (4 votes)
  • 1%
    Moyes and LVG were
    (31 votes)
  • 0%
    Moyes and Jose were
    (8 votes)
  • 0%
    Moyes and Ole were
    (1 vote)
  • 2%
    Moyes, LvG and Jose were
    (43 votes)
  • 0%
    Moyes, LvG and Ole were
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Moyes, Jose and Ole were
    (0 votes)
  • 14%
    LvG was
    (248 votes)
  • 27%
    LvG and Jose were
    (456 votes)
  • 5%
    LvG, Jose and Ole were
    (88 votes)
  • 6%
    LvG and Ole were
    (115 votes)
  • 5%
    Jose was
    (96 votes)
  • 2%
    Jose and Ole were
    (36 votes)
  • 2%
    Ole was
    (42 votes)
  • 26%
    None of them were
    (434 votes)
1656 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Do you think Poch — at his best — has the tactical nous to compete with our rivals in the Premier League?

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  • 60%
    Yes
    (1183 votes)
  • 39%
    No
    (760 votes)
1943 votes total Vote Now

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Do you think Ten Hag — at his best — has the tactical nous to compete with our rivals in the Premier League?

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  • 86%
    Yes
    (1635 votes)
  • 13%
    No
    (259 votes)
1894 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who among the post-Fergie brigade had the greatest personality?

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  • 1%
    Moyes
    (26 votes)
  • 26%
    LvG
    (520 votes)
  • 34%
    Mourinho
    (670 votes)
  • 37%
    Ole
    (739 votes)
1955 votes total Vote Now

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Did David Moyes have the personality for the job?

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  • 4%
    Yes
    (82 votes)
  • 52%
    No
    (973 votes)
  • 35%
    Has a personality but was not a good fit for United
    (661 votes)
  • 8%
    Not a big personality but was a good fit for United
    (154 votes)
1870 votes total Vote Now

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Did LvG have the personality for the job?

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  • 43%
    Yes
    (803 votes)
  • 11%
    No
    (208 votes)
  • 42%
    Has a personality but was not a good fit for United
    (787 votes)
  • 2%
    Not a big personality but was a good fit for United
    (39 votes)
1837 votes total Vote Now

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Did Jose have the personality for the job?

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  • 33%
    Yes
    (618 votes)
  • 15%
    No
    (279 votes)
  • 50%
    Has a personality but was not a good fit for United
    (942 votes)
  • 0%
    Not a big personality but a good fit for United
    (12 votes)
1851 votes total Vote Now

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Did Ole have the personality for the job?

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  • 35%
    Yes
    (653 votes)
  • 27%
    No
    (515 votes)
  • 14%
    Has a personality but was not a good fit for United
    (273 votes)
  • 22%
    Not a big personality but was a good fit for United
    (408 votes)
1849 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Does Poch have the personality for the job?

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  • 51%
    Yes
    (899 votes)
  • 17%
    No
    (300 votes)
  • 14%
    Has a personality but doesn’t feel like a fit for United
    (250 votes)
  • 17%
    Not a big personality but seems a good fit for United
    (298 votes)
1747 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Does Ten Hag have the personality for the job?

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  • 51%
    Yes
    (847 votes)
  • 8%
    No
    (138 votes)
  • 7%
    Has a personality but doesn’t feel like a fit for United
    (131 votes)
  • 32%
    Not a big personality but seems a good fit for United
    (530 votes)
1646 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who did the best job post-Ferguson?

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  • 1%
    Moyes
    (20 votes)
  • 12%
    LvG
    (223 votes)
  • 35%
    Mourinho
    (646 votes)
  • 51%
    Ole
    (951 votes)
1840 votes total Vote Now

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Who did the worst job post-Ferguson?

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  • 65%
    Moyes
    (1193 votes)
  • 7%
    LvG
    (142 votes)
  • 11%
    Mourinho
    (209 votes)
  • 14%
    Ole
    (265 votes)
1809 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Is Pep Guardiola a great manager?

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  • 97%
    Yes
    (1721 votes)
  • 2%
    No
    (51 votes)
1772 votes total Vote Now

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Is Jurgen Klopp a great manager?

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  • 97%
    Yes
    (1714 votes)
  • 2%
    No
    (49 votes)
1763 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who is the better manager?

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  • 66%
    Pep
    (1177 votes)
  • 33%
    Klopp
    (585 votes)
1762 votes total Vote Now

Poll

If you could have one of them, who would it be?

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  • 47%
    Pep
    (845 votes)
  • 52%
    Klopp
    (929 votes)
1774 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Does the structure above the manager concern you?

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  • 81%
    Yes
    (1399 votes)
  • 1%
    No
    (34 votes)
  • 12%
    Think Murtough and Fletcher will change that
    (214 votes)
  • 4%
    Think Woodward leaving will change that
    (80 votes)
1727 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Can United be successful under this ownership?

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  • 44%
    Yes
    (763 votes)
  • 55%
    No
    (943 votes)
1706 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Have United been successful under this ownership?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Yes
    (117 votes)
  • 18%
    No
    (319 votes)
  • 74%
    Yes but Sir Alex
    (1263 votes)
1699 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Again, can United be successful under this ownership?

This poll is closed

  • 49%
    Yes
    (826 votes)
  • 50%
    No
    (848 votes)
1674 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Could Pep Guardiola be successful at United?

This poll is closed

  • 70%
    Yes
    (1177 votes)
  • 29%
    No
    (490 votes)
1667 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Could Jurgen Klopp be successful at United?

This poll is closed

  • 82%
    Yes
    (1385 votes)
  • 17%
    No
    (291 votes)
1676 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Have you voted for Pep as the better manager and answered yes to the question of if he could be successful at United but picked Klopp as your preference for United?

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  • 29%
    Yes
    (459 votes)
  • 70%
    No
    (1094 votes)
1553 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who is the better manager?

This poll is closed

  • 31%
    Poch
    (483 votes)
  • 68%
    Ten Hag
    (1057 votes)
1540 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Again, should Manchester United get the best manager available?

This poll is closed

  • 61%
    Yes
    (967 votes)
  • 2%
    No
    (32 votes)
  • 36%
    The best manager currently available might not be the best for United
    (565 votes)
1564 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who would you like to see managing Manchester United going into next season?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    Poch
    (369 votes)
  • 76%
    Ten Hag
    (1186 votes)
1555 votes total Vote Now

Thanks for voting.