Ernesto Valverde is the latest manager to be linked with the Man United vacancy.
All the talk recently has been about Manchester United and their hunt for a new gaffer. As of right now, the options are plentiful in terms of both personnel and timing.
Do the Red Devils bring someone in now on a long-term deal? Or do they buy time, bring in an interim and make a more thought-out decision next summer?
Heavy discussion has surrounded Mauricio Pochettino over the last 24-48 hours. Though last night, a new name was thrown into the ring; Ernesto Valverde.
The story comes from The Guardian, who state that United ‘have spoken’ to the 57-year-old manager, who is currently unemployed.
Those talks were about Valverde potentially becoming their interim boss – presumably until the end of the season. Apparently, Valverde has discussed the vacancy with John Murtough, United’s football director, about taking over in the short-term.
Valverde must be keen, because The Guardian add that he’s already started sounding out potential signings.
He shouldn’t rush, mind, with Valverde one of five potential interim candidates – though the Old Trafford club would be ready to abandon any short-term plans if they can persuade Pochettino to make the move to the Theatre of Dreams right now.
Valverde is a wise head who’d no doubt steady the ship if given the opportunity to take the job for the next six months or so. Is he a permanent answer? I’m not sure, but if the Spaniard came in and did well, there’s every chance he’d be under consideration for the role.
Personally, I’d prefer either Pochettino or Brendan Rodgers, though for a short while this one could work.
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