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3 candidates other than Antonio Conte who could replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Arjun Singh Devgan
Zinedine Zidane has been linked with the managers job at Manchester United
Zinedine Zidane has been linked with the managers job at Manchester United / Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/GettyImages
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Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's job as Old Trafford boss has come under serious questions following his sides 5-0 routing at the hands of Liverpool in the Premier League last Sunday.

Reports have recently emerged that United are keen to get Antonio Conte to replace the Norwegian and that the Italian too has expressed an interest in taking up the managerial role at Old Trafford, if certain conditions are met.

Here, we take a look at candidates other than Conte who have been tipped for the job.

1. Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane
Athletic Club v Real Madrid - La Liga Santander / Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/GettyImages

Zinedine Zidane is currently without a job after leaving Real Madrid and the Frenchman seems to be a perfect fit, considering that he has experience managing superstars, playing attacking football and winning trophies

That he has already managed the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane in the past with great success is an added bonus, and it will be interesting to see whether he expresses an willingness to move to England.

2. Erik ten Hag

Erik Ten Hag
Ajax v PSV - Dutch Eredivisie / BSR Agency/GettyImages

Widely considered as one of the best tactical coaches in the world, Erik ten Hag is currently at Ajax - where he has rejuvenated the side and led them to numerous domestic trophies.

The Dutchman would no doubt bring new ideas to the United side, though it looks unlikely that he would leave Ajax at this point of time.

3. Graham Potter

Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City - Premier League
Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City - Premier League / MB Media/GettyImages

Graham Potter is recognised for his progressive and unconventional coaching methods and has shown that he is one of the best managers in England by the way he has handled Brighton.

The main concern though would be how he will deal with managing the egos and personalities that come with the United job.

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