Manchester United ‘in talks with Ernesto Valverde to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in interim role as former Barcelona boss begins sounding-out potential January transfer targets’
- Manchester United have appointed Michael Carrick as an interim coach
- The Old Trafford club sacked Ole Gunnar Solskajer after a 4-1 defeat to Watford
- Mauricio Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane are among favourites to take over
- The club are reportedly in talks with Ernesto Valverde on a short-term deal
Manchester United could turn to ex-Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde to steer them through the aftermath of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking.
Valverde guided Lionel Messi and Co to two LaLiga titles and his 20 years of dugout experience could be a good bet to steady the ship at Old Trafford – after Solskjaer’s three years ended in the misery of a 4-1 humiliation at Watford.
Michael Carrick is now piloting Cristiano Ronaldo and Co along with the remnants of Solskjaer’s old coaching staff.
The Spanish coach has spoken with United’s football director John Murtough about taking over until the end of 2021-22, according to the Guardian.
Manchester United have begun pursuing Ernesto Valverde for their vacant managers job