Manchester United recently announced that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left the club (Man Utd).
Confirmation that Solskjaer has been relieved of his duties on Sunday morning also brought with it news that former assistant manager Michael Carrick will now act as an interim manager.
Carrick will be joined in the dugout by familiar coaching faces, including Mike Phelan and Kieran McKenna, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Mike Phelan and Kieran McKenna will stay at Manchester United as things stand – after Michael Carrick asked this morning for both to help in the backroom staff. 🔴 #MUFC
Manchester United are working to find an interim manager as soon as possible.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 21, 2021
With the search now very much on to find the Red Devils a permanent manager, several candidates are believed to be in the running.
However, according to a recent report from MEN, super-agent Jorge Mendes, who looks after star man Cristiano Ronaldo, is ‘pushing’ for the club to land Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui.
Lopetegui, 55, has been in charge of Sevilla since 2019 with his greatest achievement to date coming by way of a Europa League final victory over Inter Milan at the end of the 2019/20 season.
Sevilla isn’t the only club where Lopetegui has been successful though – although he experienced a brief stint at Real Madrid, the 55-year-old has also claimed silverware with Spain’s youth teams.
Having lifted his country’s under-21s and under-19s European Championships titles in 2011/12 and 2021/13 respectively, there is no denying that Lopetegui is one of Europe’s most tactically sound bosses and one Mendes is believed to be a big fan of.