MANCHESTER UNITED's board MUST take Jamie Carragher's advice and do everything they can to appoint Thomas Tuchel as the next permanent manager.
The upheaval at Chelsea means that Tuchel’s position may become problematic between now and the summer.
United were knocked out of the Champions League by Atlético Madrid on Tuesday evening.
Although the Red Devils are mathematically still in the race to qualify for the Champions League next season via the Premier League, given their indifferent form there are not many United supporters who think they will.
But, whether it’s the Champions League, Europa League or no European football at all next season, the big talking point amongst supporters is who will be in the dugout.
United, as Gary Neville has said on numerous occasions, must go for “best in class”.
But what exactly does that mean in relation to United’s pursuit of a new manager, and why does Tuchel fit the profile above all others?
CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL Gold Cup build-up on final day of racing after thrilling St Paddy’s DayHUGE DEAL Get £25 in free bets when you and bet on Plumpton, Southwell or Wincanton today
Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp are the two best managers in world football.
Unfortunately, they manage Manchester City and Liverpool.
Automatically, you then have to look at who the “best of the rest” is, and names like Diego Simeone and Antonio Conte.
It would be very difficult to get Simeone away from Madrid, and why would he leave a side that beat United so comfortably over two legs?