Manchester United’s five-man shortlist for interim job

There is currently a five-man shortlist as Manchester United look set to appoint an interim manager until the end of the season.

Once that is done, the focus will surely turn to finding Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s long-term successor.

The only thing that could scrap that plan is if United are able to land one of their long-term targets – and for that position we’ve been linked to Mauricio Pochettino, Erik ten Hag and Brendan Rodgers.

While Pochettino says he’s happy in Paris, Rodgers has downplayed speculation, and Ten Hag is clearly focused on finishing the campaign with an exciting Ajax side.

That means we’ve be looking at the option of hiring an interim boss.

According to the Daily Mail, that five-man shortlist list includes Ralf Rangnick, Lucien Favre, Ernesto Valverde, Rudi Garcia and Paulo Fonseca.

The report also claims Steve Bruce offered his client, but I don’t think any United fan is silly enough to think that would be the answer to our problems.

An additional snippet from the report explains that none of these interim options is considered for the permanent role, which should mean that they definitely will won’t be in charge of the team next season.

Former Roma boss Fonseca is the latest name to be added to the list, though. He’s also managed FC Porto and Shakhtar Donetsk.

But if Rangnick comes in, why not ask him to move upstairs at the end of the season? He is currently head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow and the Manchester Evening News claims he is United’s preferred option to manage the club for the remainder of the season.

He could teach a few of the businessmen a thing or two about the beautiful game. Perhaps starting with how it’s not all about making cash?

Decision day must be soon.

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