Manchester United “would like” to hire Italy head coach Roberto Mancini as a replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to CalcioToday.it.
The Italian website claims that the former Manchester City manager is being considered by the Red Devils’ hierarchy but there is only one scenario where he would move to Old Trafford.
Italy have slipped into the playoffs for the World Cup after last night’s surprise 0-0 draw against Northern Ireland and, if they don’t qualify for the tournament, United would have a chance of appointing Mancini.
However, with the playoff games taking place in March next year, it seems very unlikely that United would wait that long to replace Solskjaer.
On top of that, the fact that Mancini is a former City coach would also make any appointment rather implausible, having won the Citizens their first Premier League title back in 2012. It’s probably wise to take this report with a very large pinch of salt.