The Manchester United board are in the process of planning for life without Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Guardian has listed a range of candidates being considered to take charge from next summer because most of the first-choice options are already in jobs.
They include Zinedine Zidane, Mauricio Pochettino, Erik ten Hag, Luis Enrique and Brendan Rodgers.
With Michael Carrick standing in for the game against Villarreal on Tuesday night, United are also searching for an interim coach to take over for the remainder of the season, which means we won’t be stuck with Carrick, however, no timeframe has been given yet.
It is noted that Lotomotiv Moscow’s head of sports and development, Ralf Rangnick, may be one of the options.
None of the relevant clubs will be interested in changing managers mid-season, so it would make perfect sense for the board to seek out Rangnick.
The players would at least be forced to adapt a style of play and one that would be clear to everyone watching. That wasn’t the case under Solskjaer and pundits criticised him over it.
Maybe offer him a senior position at the club at a later date if he does well as manager?