Manchester United have added Spain manager Luis Enrique to their list of candidates to replace Ralf Rangnick, according to reports in the UK.
Paris Saint-Germain head coach Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax boss Erik ten Hag have been the leading contenders up until recently but Enrique is now also being seriously considered.
Enrique is a successful manager, having won the treble with Barcelona back in 2015, but supporters on Twitter are very much split on whether he’d be the right fit for United:
If this is true then it is absolutely good news
— FOREVER (@forevercfr) February 10, 2022
Hmm, i’m not sure
— Clix_MUFC (@Clixian) February 10, 2022
He should be the favorite and the number 1 on the list…
— Evans scofield (@EvansScofield) February 10, 2022
— Gilad Nimni (@GiladNimni) February 10, 2022
The best thing that can ever happen is signing him.
— Donrichy (@donrichy99) February 10, 2022
He should be the only candidate. Let Ralf continue till Enrique is done with the World Cup
— AOA (@opitza) February 10, 2022
Oh my days, this is a banter club
— DO WE HAVE A PROBLEM? 🇵🇹🇨🇻 (@Carina_VarelaS) February 10, 2022
If we get Enrique we’re a serious club sadly we’re not serious
— Jav🔴 🇵🇸 (@jav__2) February 10, 2022
Really good manager but would he leave spain now for us with world cup coming in 9 months
— Swagman (@__swagman__) February 10, 2022
There are some question marks over whether Enrique would be prepared to leave the Spain job just months before a World Cup and, with United keen to have someone in place as early as May, the 51-year-old looks unlikely to be available within that timeframe.
The fact that he hasn’t managed in England before is also a manager concern, and his managerial record away from Barca is nothing to write home about, having lasted only a year at Roma and Celta Vigo.