Manchester United chief Richard Arnold has been advised to now no longer allow the players have any say at the appointment of the following manager.
United are set to rent a everlasting successor to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this summer time season whilst Ralf Rangnick’s spell as intervening time boss involves an end.
It is about to be Arnold’s first primary choice in view that changing Ed Woodward in his modern-day role.
Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax supervisor Erik ten Hag are of the pinnacle applicants for United.
Pochettino has lengthy been connected with the Old Trafford job, relationship again to his time as Tottenham head coach.
There are hints that the United gamers would really like to look Pochettino grow to be the club’s next manager.
However, former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has labelled the notion of players having a say as “laughable”.
Jordan says if Arnold allows that to happen, his tenure will head in a similar direction to the much-maligned Woodward, who officially left his role as executive vice-chairman on February 1.
“It can’t really be the players selecting [the manager],” Jordan said on talkSPORT.
“And first of all, none of them have played for [Pochettino] – so why do they really know much about him? I think it’s laughable.
“United players are in no position to be suggesting and if Richard Arnold’s having any of that nonsense, then he’s going to go the same way as Ed Woodward.”
Jordan also does not share the view of the United players that Pochettino would be the right manager to take the club forward.
He continued: “Pochettino, to me, is not the Emperor’s New Clothes but he’s not far from it in my view.
“I think he’s a very good manager, I think he did a very good job at Tottenham and Tottenham fans will probably be aghast of what I’m saying.
“But to be honest with you, I’m not sure he is the answer for Manchester United. I’m not sure Ralf Rangnick is the answer. I’m not sure who the answer is.
“But it shouldn’t be to hang on an envoy of players whose opinion is not sought and not needed.
“And if it is sought by people at Man United, then they need to bang their heads.
“If they think that getting advice from players is a good thing, then they should perhaps sleep on it. And if they wake up in the morning and still think it’s a good thing, then they should go back to bed.
“It’s not players who should be determining if a manager should be employed, irrespective of how much power these players think they’ve got.”