Manchester United could have their next permanent manager in place within the next “two or three weeks” according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Italian journalist played down rumours that an appointment could happen by the end of the month but he believes fans won’t have to wait long before a final decision is made:
“Maybe the end of the March could be too early – let’s see. They are still in the process. I am sure that in two or three weeks, they would like to complete the process. And then honestly, I don’t know if it will be public or not, there is no answer on the club side about this.”
“Maybe with Pochettino, that would be more difficult but with ten Hag, it would be easier given his Ajax situation. Man United have a very good relationship with Ajax thanks to Edwin van der Sar. Let’s see how long it will take but it’s not going to be the end of May or anything like that!”
As Romano mentions, Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag and PSG’s Mauricio Pochettino are the current frontrunners to get the job, but there are also other candidates who could be considered.
Sevilla’s Julen Lopetegui and Spain manager Luis Enrique have been suggested as possible contenders, while there has been some speculation surrounding Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel in recent weeks.
With ten Hag having been interviewed recently, the Dutchman is currently the one making the headlines, but the club are expected to hold talks with more managers in the coming days. The identity of United’s next head coach remains uncertain for the time being.