The two most popular contenders for the managerial position for Manchester United, vacant after yesterday’s resignation of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, are Mauricio Pochettino and Brendan Rodgers. That’s what the British media said today. Zinedine Zidane who is the sole candidate who is available and can begin working immediately. He was also wanted by the BBC the Frenchman isn’t keen on this 20-time English champion right now. He’s more likely to sign with Paris Saint-Germain in case the Parisians are not able to part with Pochettino. As per Sky Sports, the Argentine is currently top of the list potential candidates for Solskjaer’s job. According to the source, the appointment is likely to take place in the summer and, until the conclusion this season Michael Carrick will act as an interim manager. The club announced Michael Carrick, a former player in midfield would be the manager until the appointment of a temporary manager until the close this season. Many people were shocked by the news that a temporary solution is being considered quite a surprise announcement. However, it’s highly probable that Karik will fill this position in the coming summer.
But, as per The Daily Mail, Pochettino is prepared to leave PSG immediately and become the new manager of United so long as both clubs are in agreement with one another.
“Dream” also contains other details. As per the newspaper of Old Trafford, they contacted Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers immediately after the news of Solskjaer’s demotion. The management of the “red devils” is willing to offer compensation to those “foxes” for 8 million pounds in order to draw Solskjaer, a Northern Ireland-born player. So, the coaching change could cost owners over 15 million. Solskjaer is required to receive 7.5 million as compensation to be dismissed. As per the Sun there is a good chance that Rodgers will become the new manager at United is extremely high.
Ajax manager Eric ten Haag is still among the potential candidates for the job but he’s not the most popular at the moment and it appears that the club hasn’t been in contact with him yet according to what he said yesterday.
Luis Enrique is already quite distanced himself from the rumours that he is linked to Manchester United.