Former Newcastle head coach Steve Bruce is interested in becoming Manchester United’s interim manager, according to reports in England.
The 60-year-old was sacked by the Magpies last month after presiding over a winless start to the season. He is a former United captain but supporters on Twitter are very much against him being considered for the role:
no no no
— Mohammed Gharad (@GharadMohammed) November 22, 2021
No he can’t
— IamDaksh sharma (@DakshIam) November 22, 2021
Tf . Noooooo
— Hentle Man (@HentleM) November 22, 2021
— oseka (@Sammyosek) November 22, 2021
Bring back Ole
— Francis • 🔴 (@FrancisUTD_) November 22, 2021
No more ex players please
— Qube💜 (@jeyyy1121) November 22, 2021
— Angus 🇦🇺 (@UTDAngus2) November 22, 2021
Not him please
— Stantyn Hayward (@StantynHayward) November 22, 2021
Are u joking?
— mohammed bin salman (@M_shabiby) November 22, 2021
We’ve suffered enough.
— Dave (@Jassie_Dave) November 22, 2021
Oh god, we would become even more banter than we already are
— Mike (@Mike99371) November 22, 2021
With many of the top managerial candidates only likely to be interested in taking over at Old Trafford at the end of the campaign, United’s board have a massive task on their hands to find someone who would be willing to take charge on a short-term basis.
Sevilla head coach Julen Lopetegui has been mentioned as a possible option, due to his connections with Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes, while Laurent Blanc and Ralf Rangnick could also be considered.
Blanc may be an ex-player like Bruce, but he has a much better track record, having won four Ligue One titles with Bordeaux and PSG. Rangnick, meanwhile, has a very identifiable style of play and works well with young talent.