Manchester United ought to be focusing on Spain boss Luis Enrique as a candidate to change into their new supervisor amid fears over Mauricio Pochettino’s availability, in line with one pundit.
The Purple Devils are on the lookout for their fifth supervisor of the post-Sir Alex Ferguson period, following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking on Sunday. Since then, Pochettino has emerged because the main candidate.
The previous Tottenham boss is reportedly prepared to depart Paris Saint-Germain mid-season. Certainly, he supposedly has concerns about the dressing room on the French giants.
Different potential issues have included Ajax’s Erik ten Hag. As for an interim supervisor earlier than then, in the meantime, United have reportedly held talks with former Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde.
One other ex-Barca boss who has been loosely talked about within the operating is Enrique. The 51-year-old guided the Catalan membership to the treble in his first season.
Following his departure, he took up the Spain nationwide crew job and led the facet to the Euro 2020 semi-finals. In accordance with Owen Hargreaves, he ought to be an even bigger consideration.
“I feel one identify that’s not on there which I’d prefer to see is Luis Enrique,” the pundit told BT Sport.
“For those who handle a giant membership like Barcelona and also you win the treble there, after which you possibly can go and take a fairly common crew to a semi-final…
“I feel that’s the kind of man – and he’s solely managing the nationwide crew. He might are available in and do the job now.
“I feel he would remodel Manchester United into a superb crew, into an excellent crew.”
Pochettino stays the main identify and United must pay PSG £10million in compensation to prise him away mid-season. That determine would halve subsequent summer time.
Nevertheless, talking at a press convention for the primary time, the Argentine insisted that he feels targeted on PSG.
Pochettino addresses Man Utd rumours
He mentioned: “I’m not a toddler. The rumours are there, I perceive what’s going on. However one of these factor can’t distract me. Rumours are there and we have to depart it at that.
“We’re nonetheless targeted. We’re focusing 100 per cent to attempt to get one of the best type.
“I’m so pleased in Paris St Germain and I’m so targeted. I used to be a participant in Paris St Germain, I like the membership, I like the followers. It’s a unbelievable time to be on the membership.
“My contract is to 2023, this season and yet another. I don’t say nothing totally different.
“I’m actually pleased at Paris St Germain – that may be a reality.”
Hargreaves was talking after Man Utd beat Villarreal in the Champions League to make sure their passage into the final 16.