Reports say Manchester United have come up with a six-man shortlist for the full-time manager’s job, which will be filled at the end of the season.
United sacked Jose Mourinho last month following defeat by bitter rivals Liverpool and handed the manager’s job to Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer on a temporary basis.
The Norwegian has made a positive start for The Red Devils and has guided United to three victories in his first three matches in charge.
Consequently, Solsjkaer is in the mix to be handed the job on a permanent basis, but is in the hat with five other managers, according to The Sun.
The other names on the list include Mauricio Pochettino, who has been on United’s radar since Mourinho was sacked.
The Red Devils reportedly made an approach for the Argentine back in 2016, only for him to turn down the Old Trafford club’s advances.
Another name on the list who has been linked with the Manchester United job for a long while is Zinedine Zidane.
The former Real Madrid boss, who met up with a Manchester United ambassador in Dubai, boasts a sensational CV that speaks volumes and is currently out of work.
Laurent Blanc was name-dropped as a potential temporary boss when Mourinho was sacked and is reportedly in the mix for the permanent position.
Hoffenheim’s young boss Julian Nagelsmann is also said to be in the mix and shows the Red Devils focus on planning ahead.
The final name in the mix is a bit of a surprise: Marco Rose. The current Salzburg boss put himself on the map after leading the Austrian minnows to the semi-final of the Europa League last season.
Rose played under both Klopp and current PSG boss Thomas Tuchel, and like Nagelsmann, is another young, promising, innovative coach.