Back in December, Manchester United hired Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on an interim basis.
At the time, it looked unlikely he’d be handed the job on a permanent contract. However, according to the Daily Mirror, those hopes have been boosted.
Solskjaer is now in pole position, not only due to stringing some excellent results together, but other candidates are falling away.
Apparently, Mauricio Pochettino was the club’s original choice but there is a fear that United wouldn’t be able to lure him away from Tottenham Hotspur due to his loyalty. It’s also worth noting he’s yet to win a trophy in his professional career.
Then there is Zinedine Zidane, who’s name was in contention for the role, but apparently, he’s struggling learning English and an ability to not speak the language is without doubt, an issue.
Antonio Conte is also in the mix but United aren’t keen on going down the disciplinarian route after what has happened with manager’s of that ilk since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, while another man with Juventus connections, Max Allegri, is also under consideration.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. United shouldn’t be in a rush to make a permanent hire when they simply don’t have to be. Take your time, leave it until the summer and ensure the appointment is the correct one. It really is that simple.