Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has backed Southampton manager, Ralph Hasenhuttl to take over as the club’s next manager.
Scholes, who wants Man United to appoint Hasenhuttl, believes the 54-year-old Austrian would be a ‘good fit’ at Old Trafford.
Hasenhuttl has not really been advertised as a potential new Man United manager, with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain’s Mauricio Pochetino and Ajax’s Erik ten Hag more likely candidates, but Scholes can see the appeal of Hasenhuttl.
Recall that Man United appointed Ralf Rangnick as interim manager following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last year.
“I have always liked him [Ralph Hasenhuttl], I’ve always thought the football he plays at Southampton, with not the best squad, but the type of football he’s played has worked for them. His teams have been good to watch, he comes across really well,” Scholes told BT Sport.
“This would be a different kind of pressure. Fans of this club are thinking more of Pochettino or Antonio Conte, people who have been at the bigger clubs, but the more I think about it I don’t think it would be a bad thing. The way he goes about his business looks good.”
“He hasn’t really worked with the big players yet, at a club where he will be expected to win things.
“Maybe the outlook of trying to win things straight away has changed a little bit, it might be a chance for a reset and a rebuild, where younger players are needed.
“We [Manchester United] are a long way behind Liverpool and Man City especially, it might be a good chance to try and build and put his stamp on things. I think he’d be a good fit with a fresh, young, new squad.”
Meanwhile, Man United played a 1-1 draw with Southampton in a Premier League tie at Old Trafford on Saturday.