Roy Keane names who he wants as Manchester United permanent manager

Roy Keane names who he wants as Manchester United permanent manager

Roy Keane has urged Manchester United to appoint Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s permanent replacement.

Man United sacked Solskjaer in November after the Norwegian tactician failed to improve the results at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils were then linked with temporary moves with the likes of Erik ten Hag, Antonio Conte and Mauricio Pochettino.

Their pursuits in these managers were unsuccessful, hence why they decided to appoint RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick as their interim manager.

The German boss has done well since officiating his first game against Crystal Palace in December though there remain suggestions that United have a list of managers they would want as Solskjaer’s replacement in the summer.

Roy Keane has now urged Manchester United to add Atletico Madrid’s manager Diego Simeone, who won La Liga last term, to the list because the Spaniard is a ‘great character’ and ‘big personality’.

Asked which manager United should consider, the former Manchester United captain told The Daily Mail: ‘Maybe [Diego] Simeone, he’s the right kind of character.

Roy Keane wants Diego Simeone as Manchester United manager
Roy Keane wants Diego Simeone as Manchester United manager

‘He’s having a difficult spell with Atletico. His race has maybe run with them. Simone, go and get him, he’s a big character.

‘He’s done great things. He’s a great character, a big personality. He doesn’t mess around with players. Maybe someone like him coming into the club, could work.

‘It can soon change. I don’t think it’s all doom and gloom, there’s still good things going on at United, but they’ve got to get the manager.

‘If the manager is not right, then the rest will just fall apart.’

Keane’s comments came after Atletico Madrid and Manchester United were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in the Champions League first leg of the round of 16.