Manchester United could appoint a permanent manager before the end of the current season with the club continuing to assess candidates for the role.
Ralf Rangnick remains in interim charge at present following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but club’s officials favour the appointment of a permanent manager as soon as possible.
The Manchester Evening News are reporting that Mauricio Pochettino remains in the frame for the position with the Red Devils having been long-term admirers of the Paris Saint-Germain head coach.
Erik ten Hag is also under consideration following his impressive work at Ajax, whilst Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has also previously been ‘informally sounded out’ about the prospect of taking charge at Old Trafford.
United are keen to appoint a new manager before the summer transfer window and want to avoid the chaos endured by Tottenham last summer, with the north Londoners having seen a series of failed pursuits in their bid to replace Jose Mourinho.
John Murtough is leading the recruitment process in his role as United’s football director, whilst interim boss Rangnick will also have an input in the club’s next manager before his move into a consultancy role at the end of the season.
Despite the difficulties in attaining a contracted coach mid-season, the Red Devils want the new man in position as soon as possible as they bid to move on in a new era next season.