Man United's shortlist for the club's next manager has been finalised 3 months ago

Man United's shortlist for the club's next manager has been finalised

Four coaches are on the shortlist.

Manchester United have drawn up a shortlist of four coaches to be the club's next permanent manager, according to reports. Ralf Rangnick is the club's interim manager and will remain in the position until the end of the season.

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The German, however, is not expected to extend his stay in the dugout beyond the summer and is not on Man United's shortlist to be the next manager. Rangnick will move into a consultant role at Old Trafford.

Man United draw up a four-man for their next manager.

The Red Devils have four managers on their shortlist to become the club's next permanent manager, according to The Athletic.

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The shortlist includes Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino, Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag, Spain manager Luis Enrique and Julen Lopetegui, who is currently the head coach of Sevilla.

Pochettino and Ten Hag were linked with the role when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked in November, but extracting them from their clubs mid-season was complicated.

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According to reports, Pochettino was prepared to leave PSG in November and is still keen on the role at Old Trafford.

The French champions, however, reportedly wanted Man United to pay €10m in compensation. A move in the summer would be less problematic, and PSG are said to be keen on appointing Zinedine Zidane as the Argentine's successor.

Ten Hag, meanwhile, was reluctant to leave Ajax mid-way through a successful season.

The Amsterdam club cruised into the last-16 of the Champions League and are currently top of the Eredivise. He will reportedly evaluate his position in the summer.

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The contenders to be Man United's next permanent manager.

Enrique is preparing to coach Spain at the World Cup in Qatar in November, a tournament they will be among the favourites to win. Whether he can be convinced to leave the national team and take over at Old Trafford this summer, however, seems unlikely.

While Lopetegui is Sevilla's head coach. The Spanish side are currently second in La Liga. Loptegui previously worked as Spain manager and had a brief spell as Real Madrid coach in 2018.

Rangnick, Man United's interim manager, is not on the shortlist. The German will move into a consultant role at the club at the end of the season, although the specifics of that role have yet to be revealed.

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