It is reported that Ernesto Valverde, 57, is among a handful of potential candidates being scouted for the role of interim manager until the end of the season before United hire a permanent manager.
Meanwhile, United was looking at recruiting Paris St-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino but it turns out that it won’t be a sure deal after the former Tottenham manager said on Tuesday he was “so happy” at PSG and not looking for any new ventures.
Looking at Valverde, he seems like the best fit for Man United given the fact that he is an experienced coach who may not expect to get the job on a permanent basis after the stint as interim manager reports BBC.
Manchester United looking to hire Ernesto Valverde as interim coach
The Spaniard’s last managerial role was with Barcelona, whom he guided to successive La Liga titles and the 2018 Copa del Rey before being sacked in January 2020.
He also won the Greek title on three occasions with Olympiakos and had successful spells in charge of Espanyol, Valencia and Athletic Bilbao, whom he managed for more than 300 games across two spells.
United feel an experienced interim manager, likely working alongside current coaches including Michael Carrick, who took charge for Tuesday’s Champions League win against Villarreal, will bring stability and the space to have a comprehensive assessment of the managerial situation.
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