Manchester United supporters are on cloud nine following the news Ralf Rangnick is set to be appointed as the club's interim manager.

Rangnick brings with him a stellar reputation and can count some of the best managers in the world among his raft of disciples.

However, I think fans are more excited at the prospect of what Rangnick could do when he takes up a consultancy role at the end of the season.

There have been multiple reports indicating that Rangnick will have a say when United pick their permanent manager in the summer, with Mauricio Pochettino and Erik ten Hag seemingly the two frontrunners.

This got us at United On My Mind thinking. What qualities will Rangnick be looking for if he does have a say in the appointment of United's new boss? Here are some of the pros and cons he may consider...

Mauricio Pochettino

Pochettino has been on the club's radar for some time. He was the favourite to take over when Jose Mourinho was sacked in 2018 before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's impressive stint as boss saw him handed the job on a full-time basis.

Pros: The Argentinian likes to play a high-pressing game but has struggled to implement that at Paris Saint-Germain. Rangnick will no doubt like the fact he also has a reputation for affording young players a chance in the side.

Pochettino's counter-pressing system is similar to how Rangnick likes to play and this could work in his favour, while his experience of managing in the Premier League will also surely be taken into consideration given his brilliant work at Tottenham Hotspur.

Cons: Pochettino usually likes to play a 4-2-3-1 or a three-at-the-back system, while Rangnick has tended to opt for more flexible variations of a 4-4-2.

Head coach Mauricio Pochettino of Paris Saint-Germain gestures during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain at Etihad Stadium on November 24, 2021 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Pochettino has been heavily linked with the United job

A difference in opinion on systems is unlikely to work against Pochettino, but he has occasionally been accused of a lack of tactical flexibility and this is something Rangnick has looked for in previous bosses.

Erik ten Hag

A lot of United fans are championing the appointment of Ten Hag and I wouldn't be surprised if he jumps ahead of Pochettino if Rangnick has his say on the matter.

Pros: The Dutchman has shown he's capable of remoulding a squad and, like Pochettino, is willing to offer youth a chance.

If the pair are currently auditioning for the United job then Ajax's stellar start to the season, particularly in the Champions League, will definitely do him no harm.

Ten Hag has previously said that his philosophy has to fit the DNA of Ajax but that he would be willing to adapt if he were to move clubs. Such a statement is likely to stick in Rangnick's mind because he would definitely have to alter his philosophy slightly if he were to move to Old Trafford.

Although Ten Hag is influenced heavily by Johan Cruyff, he's also very keen on pressing from the front, a trait that saw him tipped to take over as Bayern Munich manager before the German giants opted to appoint Julian Nagelsmann.

His tactical flexibility will also undoubtedly be a big plus for Rangnick.

Cons: While Ten Hag ticks a lot of boxes, the fact he's never managed in the Premier League could easily go against him. There's a lot to like about the work he's done at Ajax and with previous clubs, yet Pochettino clearly holds the upper hand if United are unwilling to gamble on a manager who has never managed in England before.

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My conclusion: At the moment I think United and Rangnick will move for Pochettino, but I also think this could change by the time they come to make a permanent appointment.

Ten Hag would be my preferred choice but United's love for Pochettino and the fact he's got Premier League experience gives him a slight edge.

However, if Ajax can reach the latter rounds of this season's Champions League while Pochettino continues to struggle to mould his team of superstars in Paris then things could soon change.

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