Manchester United's next manager needs 'total control' like Sir Alex Ferguson had, claims Mark Bosnich

Mark Bosnich believes the Manchester United hierarchy need to allow the club’s next permanent manager to be in “total control” of football matters.

The Reds crashed out of the Champions League in the last-16 stage to Atletico Madrid last night which meant our trophy-drought would extend to five years.

Interim boss Ralf Rangnick is set to move upstairs and take up a consultancy position for two years with a new permanent manager due to be appointed at the end of the season.

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Former Red Devils goalkeeper Bosnich feels that the Glazer family have to give the new manager “total control” of football-related matters from top to bottom.

The Australian feels that his former club have been repeating the same errors ever since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, and in order for that to change the Glazers need to relinquish control, and give football-minded people the freedom to stamp their authority and philosophy on the club.

With Ed Woodward no longer the club’s CEO that responsibility now lies with Richard Arnold.

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Bosnich told talkSPORT: “The frustrating thing is that it has been 10 years since Sir Alex retired and you have to say that every manager that has been there ever since has been undermined in some way.

“Whoever they go for, they’ve got to make a decision that the manager is going to be in total control.
“I know the control Sir Alex had back then scared some people, but they are going to have to trust somebody to go and do it.

“It’s basically back to the drawing board [every time]. You can’t keep sacking managers every two or three seasons.

“There’s no stability whatsoever. They are not that type of club. Some people will turn around and say Chelsea did it in the Abramovich era and had a lot of success.”

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Mark Bosnich, who made 35 appearances for Manchester United, has claimed that the twenty-time champions are miles off from challenging for major honours once again.

In a season that began with such promise when Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo came through the door, there was hope the Reds could kick on from last season’s second place finish and challenge Liverpool and Manchester City.

Bosnich concluded: “Right now, they look as far away from success that I’ve seen in a very, very long time.”

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