Brendan Rodgers would NOT be a good fit at Man United due to his ‘history with Liverpool’, claims Steve McManaman, as pundit calls on Red Devils to go for Pochettino should they axe Solskjaer
- Steve McManaman says Brendan Rodgers would not be a good fit at Man United
- Leicester boss has been linked with the post occupied by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- However, Rodgers’ ‘history with Liverpool’ would make him unsuitable for the job
- The Northern Irishman spent three years at Anfield before his 2015 sacking
Steve McManaman does not believe that Brendan Rodgers would be a good fit as Manchester United boss due to the Northern Irishman’s ‘history with Liverpool’.
Leicester manager Rodgers, 48, has been linked with the United hotseat with pressure growing on under-fire boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following the Red Devils’ 2-0 defeat to Man City on Saturday.
United have lost out on Antonio Conte due to the Italian’s move to Tottenham, leaving Rodgers and former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane as the frontrunners for the post should United part ways with Solskjaer.
Brendan Rodgers (L) would not be a good fit at Manchester United, Steve McManaman (R) says
Rodgers has been linked with the post with pressure growing on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
However, BT Sport pundit McManaman believes that Rodgers’ three-year stint at Anfield would not make him a suitable option for United, while he expressed doubt at the prospect of former Madrid team-mate Zidane moving to England.
‘I can’t see Brendan going there,’ McManaman told HorseRacing.net. ‘I think he’s got the credentials, yes, but I think his history with Liverpool would be too much for everybody.
‘I haven’t spoken to Zizou [Zidane] in a while but I don’t think he speaks English and I don’t know whether it’s a job that would appeal to him.
However, Rodgers’ ties with Liverpool would be ‘too much for everybody’ McManaman says
McManaman says United should go for Pochettino (L) and cast doubt over Zidane (R) moving to England
‘He leads a lovely lifestyle in Madrid and uprooting and coming to Manchester would be a big ask for him and his family. I think managing in France, in Paris, or at Juventus would be more in tune to Zizou.’
McManaman opined that Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino would be a viable option for United, given the Argentine’s success at Spurs.
‘It wouldn’t surprise me if Manchester United went back and got Mauricio Pochettino. Anyone who works at Paris Saint-Germain for a couple of years has normally had enough of it! And Poch would probably be the man because of his knowledge and experience of England and the Premier League.
‘Brendan and Zizou are more than capable and they’ve got better CV’s than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But Ole knows Man Utd and it looks as if the club are going to stick with him, certainly for the foreseeable future.’