CRISTIANO RONALDO’S agent Jorge Mendes has touted Sevilla boss Julen Lopetegui as the man to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United manager.
Lopetegui’s Sevilla side knocked Man Utd out of the Europa League in the 2019-20 seasonCredit: Rex
United are currently a mess following several terrible performances in the PremCredit: Reuters
Michael Carrick will take charge of their upcoming games against the likes of Villarreal and Chelsea while the board search for a coach who can take them through until the end of the season.
A number of managers have been linked as the possible successor to Solskjaer.
Lopetegui has coached a number of high-profile clubs including Porto, Real Madrid and now Sevilla.
He was also in charge of the Spain national team for two years but was dismissed on the eve of the 2018 World Cup after agreeing to join Real Madrid.
Mendes has had his say on who he wants to see coach his client Ronaldo at Old TraffordCredit: Reuters
Lopetegui knocked Solskjaer’s Man Utd side out of the 2019-20 Europa League as Sevilla went on to lift the trophy.
But the Spaniard is not the only manager in the hat to take over the reigns at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils are prepared to pay £8million in compensation to his current club, Leicester.
Ex-Liverpool boss Rodgers has a clause in his contract letting him speak to certain clubs if they come knocking — and United are one.
Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino has also been muted as a possible candidate for the job.
The former Tottenham manager Pochettino is reportedly prepared to answer the call if United come ringing.
That is because they claim he is currently living in a hotel in the French capital, while his family still live in England following his six years here.
Other names in the hat include Ajax boss Erik ten Hag, former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, and ex-France coach Laurent Blanc.
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