Man United have apparently held an interview with Rudi Garcia.
Things are moving pretty quickly in regards to Manchester United and their next managerial hire – be it bringing in an interim or someone on a permanent basis.
You get the impression that if the Red Devils could convince Mauricio Pochettino to make the move now, the Argentine will come in. If not, the club will likely look to bring someone in until the end of the season.
Ralf Rangnick, Laurent Blanc, Ernesto Valvere and many others have been considered in that capacity. Now, a fresh name has been thrown into the ring; Rudi Garcia.
The story comes from The National News, who state that the unemployed 57-year-old has been interviewed by United for the interim manager’s position.
The Frenchman most recently managed Lyon, a club he left over the summer as they finished fourth in Ligue 1 and failed to qualify for the Champions League.
Before that, though, he did push Lyon far in the Champions League, including knocking out Manchester City over two legs.
He’s someone who can speak French, English, Spanish and Italian, which means he’ll be an excellent fit for a multi-national dressing room like United.
Garcia spoke to the club before their 2-0 victory over Villareal, with Darren Fletcher and John Murtough tasked with making a decision on their next boss.
The Frenchman strikes me as someone who could do a decent job in the short-term. However, he doesn’t give off the impression that he can make a long-lasting mark on this side.
That said, if Garcia does come in and gets us moving in the right direction over the next six months, I don’t see any reason why he shouldn’t be at least considered for the position.
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