Man United draw up five-man shortlist as next permanent manager: report

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Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is doing a stellar job at the helm despite only being in the job for just two weeks, as the search for a permanent replacement continues.

Now, according to The Sun, there are five names who the Red Devils are lining up to get the job, presumably in the summer. Their current first choice is none other than Mauricio Pochettino, and it’s fairly easy to see why.

If, for whatever reason the Argentine choses to stay at Tottenham or move elsewhere, Edward Woodward and the rest of the board seemingly have a contingency plan.

The aforementioned Solskjaer is in the running, as are Zinedine Zidane, Laurent Blanc and a surprise name, Marco Rose.

Rose, 42, is doing some great things for Red Bull Salzburg in Austria at the moment, and there is no doubt that he’d be the shock appointment.

However, one thing is clear. United are trying to take things in a completely different direction – which is excellent. We’ve tried a few defence-first managers and they haven’t worked out, and you look at what Solskjaer is doing with this current squad. Pochettino is a step up from Ole Gunnar, but who plays a similar style. It does make you wonder just how far these players could go within an attacking system, because some of these guys are world-class.

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